Welcome to Yogaheartcentre.com - a tranquil space in the heart of Hampstead Village
promoting Peace and Relaxation through the Mindful practices of Yoga, Breathing, Meditation
and Massage. Sharon Ioannou
Mindful yoga is a joyful union of mind and body, it’s about learning to live a life of balance.
Through the practices of ASANA (poses), PRANAYAMA (breathing), as well as RELAXATION
and MEDITATION techniques, we can begin to explore our true nature and take what we
learn on the yoga mat into our everyday lives.
Yoga - the experience
When we are MINDFUL we pay attention to what is happening in the MOMENT. Practising
YOGA helps anchor us to the moment - by focussing on asana or breath, you pay attention
to the feeling in your leg or arm, to the tension in your shoulder, to pain or resistance. We
bring ourselves into the experience of the moment. Yoga practice teaches the body to
release stress and tension which brings about a feeling of peace and calm. Mindfulness
brings a deep awareness to the practice.
Never sacrifice the body for the glory of the pose
Yoga is not competitive, it allows the individual to work at their own pace within their own
limitations. With MINDFUL awareness we become intuitive and respectful to our bodies’
needs and to enter our practice gently and with sensitivity.