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A candlelit yoga session offers the chance to unwind this winter

De-stress during the hectic Christmas period with a candlelit yoga session that promises to help you relax and reflect

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing
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A candlelit yoga session offers the chance to rest and reflect during this busy Christmas period. 

Coinciding with midwinter, the session will practice Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep), which allows you to release tension while focusing on sequentially relaxing individual parts of the body. 

The class will be hosted by Rebecca Bond, who has been practicing yoga for 15 years and teaching for six. 

With the stressful Christmas period looming, the session will provide the perfect opportunity to rest, reflect and unwind. 

Lily Silverton, founder of All Body Yoga told Women’s Health how Yoga Nidra is “Excellent for soothing racing minds pre-sleep.

“A meditative body-scan practice, Yoga Nidra can help release muscle tension, lower blood pressure, slow down the heart rate, and regulate breathing.”

Rebecca has just finished her masters degree in Somatic Wellbeing. She teaches injury prevention, gentle flowing styles and predominantly floor work, which is designed to improve the way you perceive your body. 

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. 

Rebecca advises that practicing yoga in candle light creates a greater sense of rest and relaxation.

Practicing yoga in candle light creates a greater sense of rest and relaxation
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Yoga can improve your strength, flexibility, concentration, posture and coordination 
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Rebecca said, “I find my yoga through the winter months focuses on a more restorative practice, honouring the natural cycle of rest encouraged by the longer nights.

“Yoga through the winter also helps keep the immune system strong. Any movement encourages stimulation of the circulatory and lymphatic systems which are essential for resting and recovering from colds, Christmas hangovers and overeating!” 

The session welcomes all abilities and will take place on 13 December at Roost Studio, 103 Bute Street, between 7 – 9pm. 

You can get into the festive spirit with complementary mulled wine and mince pies which will be provided after the session.

Contact Rebecca via Facebook to join the candle lit session and combat the winter blues. 

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