Yoga, a life changer

Matamata Chronicle - - Your Paper, Your Place - REXINE HAWES

Yoga has changed Tar­rant’s life.

Just over three and a half years ago Tar­rant be­came se­ri­ously in­ter­ested in yoga after the birth of her third child and started at­tend­ing lo­cal classes. She says it re­ally changed her life and now she shares that pas­sion with oth­ers and is a qual­i­fied in­struc­tor.

‘‘I was hugely stressed hav­ing just had my 3rd child and still pro­cess­ing the sud­den death of my fa­ther. I hadn’t found an out­let, and yoga pro­vided that. I’m so pas­sion­ate about shar­ing it. I’m liv­ing proof it can change your life.’’

As her pas­sion for yoga grew, she knew it was go­ing to be her new jour­ney and so she stud­ied a 200-hour, level one course with As­ram Yoga in Auck­land. The course con­sisted of Tar­rant trav­el­ling to Auck­land fre­quently over nine months, study­ing asanas (pos­tures), med­i­ta­tion, pranayama (breath work), align­ment, anatomy and phys­i­ol­ogy and gain­ing knowl­edge in class struc­ture and pro­vid­ing peo­ple a safe en­vi­ron­ment.

Tar­rant says yoga has been known as a holis­tic health prac­tice, but due to its ben­e­fits it is def­i­nitely more main­stream now.

Tar­rant is run­ning five classes this term, which in­clude two for Yin Yoga of which she be­came a qual­i­fied in­struc­tor for ear­lier this year. Yin works with the fas­cia, a fi­brous con­nec­tive struc­ture. Em­bed­ded in­side the deep fas­cia are the tis­sues of the mus­cles, blood ves­sels and all the other tubes that wind through the body. It con­trib­utes to the flex­i­bil­ity of the mus­cles.

‘‘It’s a lovely prac­tise to come to, to just get rid of ten­sion, gain mo­bil­ity and flex­i­bil­ity’’

Tar­rant says she en­cour­ages any­one to start yoga, it is es­pe­cially ben­e­fi­cial for peo­ple who lead busy, stress­ful lifestyles and it has ben­e­fits for peo­ple suf­fer­ing de­pres­sion, anx­i­ety, in­som­nia and other sleep is­sues and also for aid­ing in in­jury re­cov­ery and joint mo­bil­ity. An­drea

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.