Yoga, a life changer
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