Hatha Yoga to Support Women's Vitality Unwind the Feminine Series
During our pre-menstrual time it is common for women to feel either exhausted or a build-up of frustration. For women who feel that they have pent up tension, this is the perfect practice to release what is no longer needed. The postures are based on the “Shakti Bandhas” and are designed to bring new vitality into areas which might feel tense or stuck. Hatha yoga unites all elements of the body – from the physical to the breath, emotions, thought and spirit. A practice such as this during our inner autumn can enable us to interrupt negative thought patterns, lift our mood and express emotion through movement.
Scotland born and raised, and Oxford educated with a graduate degree, MPhil in Development Studies, Bex Tyrer has been Asia-based for the past thirteen years, where she has lived her passion for Yoga and yoga activism. Her study of women in yoga’s history, as well as her years of observations in the studio has also led her to raise important questions as to the ability of contemporary yoga to support women’s health and self-esteem. Bex uses her platform to explore some of the critical issues of contemporary yoga (including issues of inclusivity, gender and the dangers of commodification) whilst working to ensure that postural yoga is supportive of women’s health as well as social and environmental justice