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Inclusive of Mataip Yoga/Pilates, Core Strength  Hypnotherapy Mindful Solutions Clinics and Workshops ensure You function at a Higher Level.
MATAIP Retreat
If you need to ensure you accelerate healing, rehabilitation, Boost Mental and Physical Health Workshops and Clinic are now available:

Portugal 23-30 September 2016 Quinta Mimosa, Loule, Algarve, Portugal. mataip.com retreat page.

Portugal 1 -8 September 2017

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Saturday 17th September and Saturday 29th October

Norwood Green Village Hall, Reva Syke Road, Norwood Green, HX3 8QN. Places limited for Individual attention. £30 p.p

Mindful MATAIP Yoga Pilates and Wellbeing Retreat

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Mindful MATAIP Yoga Pilates and Wellbeing Retreat Quinta Mimosa, Loule, Algarve Portugal 23 – 30 September 2016

Relax, Recharge, Revitalize, Boost Confidence Levels, Heal Deeply.  Feel Awesome improving YOUR performance in life.

MATAIP Retreat

Session delivered by Master Coach/Director Mark Thomas Inst. Personal Development. Cert. Dip. Yoga. Pilates, Hypnotherapy, Counseling, Reflexology, Mataip Accupressure, Stress Management and more.
With over twenty years of coaching Mind and Bodies you are guaranteed an elite Mindful Coaching experience on this retreat.

  • 11 Mataip Yoga Pilates Mindful Wellbeing Workshops to Revitalize
  • Strengthen or Heal your Spine. Mindful Health Strength and Prosperity presented by Mark Thomas
  • 3 Pools, Georgeous beach and beach bar 15 mins away by taxi
  • Pranayama Breathing, Essential Healing and Prosperity Meditation
  • Vinyasa flow and Inner Core Strength Solutions
  • 7 Nights Accommodation
  • 4 Nutritional Evening Meals and 6 Brunches
  • Assessment and Correct Form for Future Prosperity
  • Leaner, Healthier Body
  • One and a Half Hour Sessions to Extend Life and Feel Awesome

No sessions on Wednesday and Friday evenings to allow for excursions or Beach meditation.

Workshop Saturday 20th August (09:30-12:30)

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Mataip Mindful sessions takes the guess work out. With over 25 years experience we have the Correct Mindful Formats for Guaranteed Results. Get the edge you need for improved performance.

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Workshop Saturday 20th August (09:30-12:30)

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Next workshop MATAIP Yoga Pilates and the next level for Mind Body Transformation Accelerated Healing, Spinal Strength and change.

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Norwood Green Village hall. Village Street, Hx3 8QN.  Limited places, Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Limited places available £30 per person

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Wednesday 7:00-8:10 Clayton Village Hall, Reva Syke Road, Clayton, Bradford BD14 6QN.
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5 Surprising Health Benefits of Yoga

Surprising Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga increases flexibility and reduces stress, but the practice can do more than help you twist your body into pretzel shapes and find inner peace. These hidden benefits will help you in the kitchen, office and bedroom — and will give you five new reasons to show off your yoga skills (plus recommended poses for each one!).

1. Boost Immunity

A recent Norwegian study found that yoga practice results in changes in gene expression that boost immunity at a cellular level. And it doesn’t take long: The researchers believe the changes occurred while participants were still on the mat, and they were significantly greater than a control group who went on a nature hike while listening to soothing music. Yoga also helps to boost immunity by simply increasing overall health, says Mitchel Bleier, a yoga teacher of 18 years and owner of Yogapata in Connecticut. “As you breathe better, move better and circulate better, all the other organs function better.”

Strike a Pose: Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar)
This sequence of eight poses performed in a row can be found in almost any yoga class. It creates great circulation and tone, plus sweat, says Bleier. This video breaks down each posture one by one.

2. Ease Migraines

Surprising Health Benefits of Yoga

Research shows that migraine sufferers have fewer and less painful migraines after three months of yoga practice. The cause of migraines isn’t fully understood, but Bleier says it could be a combination of mental stressors and physical misalignment that create migraines and other issues. Hunching over a computer or cell phone with your shoulders up and head forward causes overlifting of your trapezius and tightening of the neck. This pulls the head forward and creates muscle imbalances that can contribute to headaches and migraines.

Strike a Pose: Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)
Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet hip-distance apart on the floor. With your hands resting on the floor, begin to press down into your legs and draw your hips toward the sky. The key, Bleier says, is to keep your shoulders in line with the base of your neck, moving the back of the shoulders together so the shoulder blades are close. Lift your chest towards your chin and your chin away from your chest, so the upper trapezius muscles flow away from the head.

3. Boost Sexual Performance

Surprising Health Benefits of Yoga

Studies have found that 12 weeks of yoga can improve sexual desire, arousal, performance, confidence, orgasm and satisfaction for both men and women. How? Physically, yoga increases blood flow into the genital area, which is important for arousal and erections, says Bleier, and strengthens the “moola bandha,” or pelvic floor muscles. Mentally, the breathing and mind control involved with the practice can also improve performance.

Strike a Pose: Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana)
Sit with your feet together and your knees bent and reaching toward the floor. Slowly fold over your feet while trying to bring your knees closer to the ground while moving the groin back and engaging the pelvic floor muscles. “It’s a great hip opener, plus the pelvic floor engagement tones the muscles for orgasm,” says Bleier.

4. Sleep Better

Surprising Health Benefits of Yoga

Researchers from Harvard found that eight weeks of daily yoga significantly improved sleep quality for people with insomnia. And another study found that twice-weekly yoga sessions helped cancer survivors sleep better and feel less fatigued. This can be attributed to yoga’s ability to help people deal with stress, says Bleier. “Sleep issues are like anxiety. Your head can’t stop spinning, you don’t know how to relax,” he says. “Breathing and mental exercises allow the mind to slow down, so you’re going to start to see yourself sleep better.”

Strike a Pose: Corpse Pose (Savasana) with Diaphragmatic Breathing
Savasana is the final pose in a yoga class and is meant to restore the body. Lay on your back with your legs slightly apart and your arms extended at your side and your hands on your belly. Inhale and exhale through your nose, follow the breath and feel the belly rise and fall under your hands. The breath, muscles, and mind should be completely relaxed.

5. Fight Food Cravings

Surprising Health Benefits of Yoga

Researchers from the University of Washington found that regular yoga practice is associated with mindful eating, an awareness of physical and emotional sensations associated with eating. By causing breath awareness, regular yoga practice strengthens the mind-body connection, Bleier says. The awareness can help you tune in to emotions involved with certain cravings, and yoga breathing exercises can help you slow down and make better choices when cravings strike.

Strike a Pose: Meditation
Sit or lay in any comfortable position and bring attention to the natural breath moving in and out through your nose. Next, bring attention to the triangular area around the tip of your nose and upper lip, paying attention to your breath hitting this space as you exhale, the temperature of your breath, and which nostril you’re breathing through. Try this for two minutes, working up to five or more. “The key is to try and be still and focus just on the breath,” Bleier says. “No moving, no reacting, just stay present.”

How Yoga Helps Aging

How Yoga Helps Aging

Yoga for Healthy Aging

Yoga slows the aging process by gradually improving key factors in your physical health. Here are five reasons why you should consider not only practicing yoga now, but continuing your practice as you age for optimal health.

1. Balance

Remember the old adage, “If you don’t use it you’ll lose it”? Balance is a component of many yoga poses, think Warrior, Triangle and of course, Tree Pose. The ability to balance involves both our body and our brain; when not practiced one or both faculties will begin to diminish.

Envision yourself one day, taking walks along the shore in a retirement dream vacation. Are you sure-footedly making your way from rock to rock or are you watching the scene from a car, too afraid of a fall to enjoy nature?

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons estimates 1 out of every 2 women and 1 out of every 4 men over 50 will suffer a fracture related to a fall. The balancing poses we practice in yoga help us to sync communication between the right and left hemispheres of the brain, improving our agility.

How Yoga Helps Aging

2. Flexibility

For most people, increased aches, pains and stiffness come with age. Unfortunately, some people think Yoga is only for the flexible —but they couldn’t be more wrong! Yoga creates flexibility.

In yoga lies the path to greater comfort in your body as you age. Your willingness to work through asanas in your practice will only continue to bring you rewards. Soon, that stiffness you felt whenever you got up out of a chair will be a thing of the past!

Spinal flexibility is not just about comfort. If unchecked, spines will shorten and round. Creating space between the vertebrae with a regular yoga practice helps lengthen the spine, improving nerve conduction to all the organs.

3. Strength

Yoga builds strength slowly and safely. Strong muscles increase our protection from the conditions of aging and increase bone density. Weight bearing poses like Downward Dog, Cobra and Plank, dramatically reduce the chance of fractures as you age.

Yoga provides a safer option then other high impact or high intensity exercises that stress your cartilage and joints.

4. Breathing

Breath = Life. A simple equation, yet one we don’t take full advantage of.

Yoga increases our lung’s capacity to bring in life force or Qi, as we tune our attention into our breath. Improving our ability to take in more air increases energy to all of our cells and helps us “get up and go” as we age.

Another distinct advantage of proper breathing is lower blood pressure. In a recent study at the University of Pennsylvania, a team of researchers evaluated the effects yoga had on blood pressure.

The team found that patients who did yoga in a studio 2-to-3 times per week for 24 weeks, experienced a statistically significant drop in their blood pressure, greater than the diet-only group.

And as a bonus, proper breathing also improves digestion. Learning to take a full breath gives the digestive organs an encouraging massage. Poor digestion is one of the main reasons people visit their doctor. Bad digestion may not kill you, but it can sure make you miserable.

To improve digestion with yoga poses, focus on the twists. Think Seated Twist, Supine Twist and Side Bends. These poses encourage waste materials to move and stimulate circulation to the digestive organs.

5. Body awareness

Invaluable at any stage of life, body awareness is crucial as we age. Consider the benefits of greater awareness to the messages our body sends us in any given moment. Yoga teaches us to be more mindful so that we pay attention to warning signs, offering us the opportunity to correct our course.

Sure, this has enormous benefits for our mental, emotional and spiritual health, but also for our physical bodies. Yoga trains us to notice when we’re slouching, alerts us to the onset of stress, and lets us know when a much loved food is no longer serving our body.

So if you want to put a glow in your golden years, start a regular yoga practice now!

Mindful MATAIP Yoga Pilates and Wellbeing Retreat

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Bliss-beach-Shutterstock-1024×689[divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=””]Mindful MATAIP Yoga Pilates and Wellbeing Retreat Quinta Mimosa, Loule, Algarve Portugal 23 – 30 September 2016

Relax, Recharge, Revitalize, Boost Confidence Levels, Heal Deeply

Feel Awesome improving YOUR performance in life.

Session delivered by Master Coach/Director Mark Thomas Inst. Personal Development. Cert. Dip. Yoga. Pilates, Hypnotherapy, Counseling, Reflexology, Mataip Accupressure, Stress Management and more

With over twenty years of coaching Mind and Bodies you are guaranteed an elite Mindful Coaching experience on this retreat.

  • 11 Mataip Yoga Pilates Mindful Wellbeing Workshops to Revitalize
    Strengthen or Heal your Spine. Mindful Health Strength and Prosperity presented by Mark Thomas
  • 3 Pools, Georgeous beach and beach bar 15 mins away by taxi
  • Pranayama Breathing, Essential Healing and Prosperity Meditation
  • Vinyasa flow and Inner Core Strength Solutions
  • 7 Nights Accommodation
  • 4 Nutritional Evening Meals and 6 Brunches
  • Assessment and Correct Form for Future Prosperity
  • Leaner, Healthier Body

One and a Half Hour Sessions to Extend Life and Feel Awesome

No sessions on Wednesday and Friday evenings to allow for excursions or Beach meditation.


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Situated in beautifully picturesque Loule 25 mins from Faro airport and only 15 mins from the beach.

Book your place for the retreat by completing the contact form or  contact mark on 07790 024776 to confirm availability.

A non-refundable deposit of £200 is required to reserve your place with a further payment at the end of Feb £200 and the balance due at the end of June. Safe payments available via paypal or see Mark directly.

Early bird single sharing full payment £700:00 before the end of Feb 2016.  Mataip Ltd. Mataip House. 3 Fieldfare drive, Clayton Heights, Bradford BD6 3XL.

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For all your Yoga / Pilates or health related issues in Halifax, Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield West Yorkshire contact Mark MATAIP Ltd / Wellness Foundation.  We offer a range of services to address your every need don’t delay contact us today.

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Pilates

PILATES

What is pilates?

Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing. Pilates exercises are done on a mat or using special equipment, such as the Reformer, the Cadillac and Wunda Chair. With its system of pulleys and springs, handles and straps, the apparatus can provide either resistance or support, depending on your needs.

Pilates was developed by German-born Joseph Pilates, who believed mental and physical health were closely connected. His method was influenced by western forms of exercise, including gymnastics, boxing and Greco-Roman wrestling. Pilates immigrated to the US in the 1920s and opened a studio in New York, where he taught his method – which he called contrology – for several decades.

Who is pilates for?

Pilates has something to offer people of all ages and levels of ability and fitness, from beginners to elite athletes. The apparatus can be used to provide support for beginners and people with certain medical conditions, as well as resistance for people looking to challenge their body. Before starting any exercise programme, it’s advisable to seek advice from your GP or a health professional if you have any health concerns, such as a health condition or an injury.

What are the health benefits of pilates?

There are many reports on the health benefits of pilates. However, few of these have been subjected to rigorous scientific examination and there’s a need for more research in this area. Practitioners say regular pilates practise can help improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension. For elite athletes, including dancers, pilates can complement their training by developing whole body strength and flexibility, and help reduce the risk of injury.

Can pilates help reduce back pain?

There’s some evidence that pilates can provide pain relief to people with non-specific lower back pain. The use of apparatus enables someone with back pain to perform exercises with support. For the exercises to be effective, they need to be tailored to the individual and vetted by an appropriately qualified health professional. Pilates teachers are not medically qualified and cannot prescribe, treat or offer therapy.

Can pilates help me lose weight?

Pilates is classed as a muscle-strengthening activity, which can help you maintain a healthy weight. Classes can vary in intensity: they can be gentle, or dynamic and offer a solid workout. If you want to lose weight, you’re advised to combine pilates with a healthy diet and some aerobic activities, such as swimming, walking and cycling.

Can I injure myself doing pilates?

Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise, so injuries are uncommon. However, it’s important that you find a qualified teacher and a class suited to your level of fitness and ability. Pilates teachers aren’t medically qualified, so if you’re recovering from injury, you are advised to check with your GP or relevant health professional on the suitability of certain exercises or movements before starting a class.

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What’s the difference between pilates and yoga?

While the methods are different, pilates and yoga both develop strength, balance, flexibility, posture and good breathing technique. Both systems emphasise the connection between physical and mental health, although yoga places more emphasis on relaxation and uses meditation. Pilates is performed both on apparatus and mats, whereas classic yoga doesn’t require any equipment. Pilates exercises are performed in a flow of movement without the static poses associated with yoga.

What’s the difference between apparatus and mat work?

Joseph Pilates originally devised more than 500 exercises for his system, of which 34 were mat exercises. Mat work may involve traditional pilates equipment such as magic circles or hand weights, as well as non-pilates gear such as stretch bands, gym balls and foam rollers. Pilates with apparatus uses equipment designed by Joseph Pilates, such as the Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Spine Corrector and Ladder Barrel.

Mat and apparatus pilates can be adapted to suit different levels of fitness and ability. However, if you cannot lie down on a mat for whatever reason, the apparatus can provide alternative ways to exercise.

Pilates can be taught on a one-to-one or group basis. If you have a health condition that may require close attention, check with the pilates teacher that their class is suitable. Classes using apparatus offer a higher level of individual attention, but they’re usually more expensive.

Choosing a pilates class

Pilates can be taught in a dedicated pilates studio with apparatus, or in an open area with mats and small equipment. Both mat and apparatus pilates can be taught privately or in small groups, with most classes lasting 60 minutes.

Ideally, apparatus classes should be taught on a one-to-one basis, and around a maximum of 12 for mat work, to ensure personal attention can be provided. Group apparatus classes are popular, but a degree of experience in using the apparatus is advisable before joining a group class.

Anyone can call themselves a pilates teacher as there is currently no legal requirement to be registered or have a pilates qualification. There is a nationally recognised level 3 qualification for mat-based pilates teaching, but no qualification for teaching pilates using apparatus.

When choosing a pilates teacher, you should consider their experience and the quality of their training, as well as their personality and rapport. Experienced teachers will normally have undergone a minimum of 450 teacher training hours over a period of several months or years.

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Benefits of Pilates

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Benefits of Pilates: It’s Amazing for Your Abs

Pilates hits your core (or, in Pilates speak, your “powerhouse”) unlike any other workout. In fact, after completing 36 weeks of Pilates training, women strengthened their rectus abdominis (the muscle responsible for six-packs) by an average of 21 percent, while eliminating muscle imbalances between the right and left sides of their cores, according to a Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise study.

Benefits of Pilates: It Can Ease Back Pain

A stronger core equals a better back, That’s why those with chronic lower back pain who practiced Pilates for just four weeks experienced more relief than those who visited a physician and other specialists, says a Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy study. What’s more, their pain stayed away for a full year post-Pilates. Researchers believe that by stabilizing the core’s lumbar-pelvic (lower-back) region, Pilates alleviates stress on the area and ups mobility.

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Benefits of Pilates: It’s Easy on Your Joints

Pilates’ slow and controlled movements puts minimal impact on your joints.

Benefits of Pilates: It Hones Your Focus
Pilates urges you to focus on 1) your breath, 2) your body, and 3) how they move together. It takes a lot of concentration, “You can’t zone out.” That means you’re forced to forget about work, bills, boyfriends, and other drama for a full hour. Ahh.

Benefits of Pilates: It Improves Your Sports Performance

“When you start focusing on your core, you realize that all of your muscles are connected through your core. Try doing lunges without your abdominals. You’ll crumble over,” says Zindel, who has trained everyday athletes and professional ones including Chicago Bulls player Joakim Noah. “With a stronger core, you can run faster, your yoga is on point, and overall, the rest of your workouts improve,” she says. Plus, by working in small groups or one-on-one with a Pilates instructor, you can learn moves that mimic and improve performance in your sport of choice.

Benefits of Pilates: It Makes You More Flexible

“I always hear people saying, ‘I’ve never been flexible, I can’t do Pilates.’ But that’s why they should be doing it,” Zindell says. In one Brazilian study, when young women (without any prior Pilates experience) performed 20 Pilates sessions, they became 19.1 percent more flexible. When you’re tight, you shorten your muscle and limit your body’s range of motion, she says. At best, that can hurt your exercise performance. At worst, it can cause injury.

Benefits of Pilates: It Boosts Your Brainpower

Joseph Pilates called his workout method “the thinking man’s exercise.” It could very well be. When Chinese researchers measured changes in women’s brain activity after 10 weeks of Pilates training, they found an increase in the brain’s alpha peak power, which is related to neural network activity, memory performance, and other cognitive functions. Researchers believe Pilates may even hold potential as a treatment option for people with brain-degenerative diseases and cognitive dysfunctions.

Pre and Post Natal Mums 

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Some key tips to keep you sparkling and ensure mother and baby stay at optimal levels of Health
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  1. Keep a Positive Mind Set.
  2. Health live nutrients rich in life energy for example vitamin A  Carrots, Vitamin C Goji Berries, Raspberries, Strawberries assist with health skins and internal organs.
  3. Nutrient rich Sesame seeds, Walnuts and Brazils will assist with Neuro transmission for Health Brain Development for mother and baby.
  4. Rotate Sources of protein such as Leafy Greens, Chicken, Tuna, Salmon throughout the week and months. Keep a log of which foods are supplying you with enough Life Energy.
  5. Essential Proteins will provide amino acids  essential for neuro  transmission.
  6. MATAIP Yoga standing poses and pranayama Life breathing ensure internal organs are functioning at Optimal levels will assist the growth of the baby through second and third trimester.
  7. Post natal mums will find that Mataip Yoga Poses have been proven to rehabilitate you quicker after childbirth.

Stay awesome, stay Positive and see you at a session real soon.

Yoga

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Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga has both preventative and therapeutic benefits. It has been shown to offer both physical and mental benefits to the body and the mind.

The many physical benefits of hatha yoga are: it improves flexibility and muscle joint mobility; strengthens, tones, and builds muscles; corrects posture; strengthens the spine; eases back pain; improves muscular-skeletal conditions such as bad knees, tight shoulders and neck, swayback and scoliosis; increases stamina; creates balance and grace; stimulates the glands of the endocrine system; improves digestion and elimination; increases circulation; improves heart conditions; improves breathing disorders; boosts immune response; decreases cholesterol and blood sugar levels; and encourages weight loss.

The mental benefits include: it increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns in the body; refreshes the body by relieving muscle strain; relaxes the mind and body; centers attention; sharpens concentration; and frees the spirit.

Western doctors and scientists are discovering additional health benefits of hatha yoga. Studies have shown that it can relieve the symptoms of several common and potentially life-threatening illnesses; such as arthritis, arteriosclerosis, chronic fatigue, diabetes, AIDS, asthma and obesity. Many believe it even fends off the ravages of old age.

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Yoga Benefits as An Exercise

A near-perfect fitness routine, hatha yoga provides the means for people of any age not only to get and stay in shape but also to develop balance, coordination, and a sense of centeredness. It renews, invigorates, and heals the body – stretching and toning the muscles, joints, and spine and directing blood and oxygen to the internal organs (including the glands and nerves).

Yoga is distinctly different from other kinds of exercise. It generates motion without causing strain and imbalances in the body. When practiced correctly, hatha yoga has no such negative effects on either the inner or outer body.

When done with dedication and purpose, hatha yoga can be a quite demanding, yet an immensely rewarding type of exercise. While not inherently aerobic, it involves almost every muscle in the body and challenges the body to work in a different and often more passive way. Since the limbs function as free weights, resistance is created by moving the body’s center of gravity. This strengthening gives way to endurance as poses are held for longer periods of time.

Unlike conventional forms of exercise, such as weight training, walking, biking or hiking, hatha yoga stresses quality of movement over quantity. A consistent hatha yoga practice can quiet the mind and refresh the body, bringing health, relaxation, and happiness.

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Yoga Benefits For All Ages

Whatever your age, yoga can enhance your lifestyle…

As well as being fun for children, learning yoga develops self-discipline and can enhance their physical and mental health. Asanas are good for developing coordination and help to improve concentration and memory. Regular practice can enable young people to keep their natural flexibility for many years.

It can help teenagers to keep their youthful flexibility and give them the inner strength to say no to negative influences.

Older people often find that gentle yoga exercises allow them to retain mobility and may relieve problems such as arthritis and poor circulation.

During pregnancy, yoga promotes good health in both mother and unborn child. Yoga asanas lessen the effects of such problems as overweight, backache, and depression. Most women who practice yoga find that it can make labor easier and shorter. Although some asanas have to be modified during pregnancy, their essence is perfectly suited to this time of expanded self-awareness. Pregnancy is also a very good time for meditation.

Everyone can benefit from following a regular yoga routine, as it counteracts many of the problems suffered in modern life. Asanas release the physical tensions caused by hours of sitting, deep breathing gives vitality by increasing the supply of oxygen to the brain and meditation enhances the powers of concentration. Yoga improves strength and flexibility in the mind as well as the body, and aids relaxation. Yoga can enable one to relax fully, and promotes sound sleep; it also improves digestion and stimulates circulation. It frees the practitioner both physically and mentally, often heightening intuition and creativity.

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Yoga Benefits and Sports

Yoga postures are the physical positions that coordinate breath with movement and with holding the position to stretch and strengthen different parts of the body. Asana practice is the ideal complement to other forms of exercise, especially running, cycling and strength training, as the postures systematically work all the major muscle groups, including the back, neck, and shoulders, deep abdominal, hip and buttocks muscles and even ankles, feet, wrists and hands.

By their very nature, asanas affect major and minor muscle groups and organs as they simultaneously import strength, increase flexibility and bring nourishment to internal organs. Although most poses are not aerobic in nature, they do in fact send oxygen to the cells in the body by way of conscious deep breathing and sustained stretching and contraction of different muscle groups.

Whatever sport you choose to practice, yoga can enhance and complement your ability. Most sports build muscular strength and stamina, often in specific areas of the body. Yoga can help to check any imbalance in muscular development and will enable both your body and your mind to function more efficiently. If your body is flexible and supple you will be less prone to sports injuries, as your joints will be kept lubricated.

Skiing demands mental alertness as well as good balance. Yoga asanas strengthen your muscles, release physical tension and improve your concentration and poise. Yoga makes your limbs balanced, strong and relaxed.

Golfers may be prone to one-sided or uneven muscle development. Yoga asanas can strengthen weak areas and ease muscular tension. The standing poses improve balance and muscle flexibility.

Yoga breathing techniques help swimmers to breathe in a relaxed way when exercising.

For bicyclists, back bends can relieve any stiffness caused by bending over handlebars. Because a cyclist’s back stays in one position for long periods, the muscles may become tense. This can be remedied with stretches. Gentle stretching exercises also ease stiffness in the legs and shoulders. Yoga asanas will also improve flexibility.

Racket sports often involve intense physical effort. Yoga practice can help players to relax and replenish their energy after strenuous games. It also promotes calm, clear thinking, even in situations that call for fast reactions. Asanas for joint mobility can make hips and shoulders more flexible.

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How yoga helps to fight diabetes

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With the rising number of people being diagnosed with diabetes, it is no wonder scientists are looking for newer methods to treat the disease. One of the cornerstones of controlling one’s blood sugar is regular and holistic exercise. And yoga is one such ancient measure to effectively control your blood sugar levels. But before we discuss in detail about various yoga poses to keep diabetes under control, here’s what you should know about the significance of exercise for diabetics.

Exercise — the key to stay healthy

Diabetes is caused when your blood cells do not respond to insulin produced in the body.  When you follow a regular exercise regimen, your body starts responding to insulin, helping to reduce your blood glucose. Exercise also helps improve blood circulation in your body, particularly in the arms and legs, where diabetic patients most commonly encounter problems. It is an excellent way to fight stress, both at the body and mind level, which in turn helps keep one’s glucose levels down.

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How yoga helps to fight diabetes

Regular yoga practice can help reduce the level of sugar in the blood, along with lowering blood pressure, keeping your weight in check, reducing the severity of the symptoms  and slowing the rate of progression of the disease. It also lessens the possibility of further complications. Stress is one of the major reasons for diabetes. It increases the secretion of glucagon (a hormone responsible for increasing blood glucose levels) in the body. The consistent practice of yoga aasanas, pranayam and a few minutes of meditation can help reduce stress in the mind and protect the body from its adverse effects. This, in turn, reducing the amount of glucagon and improve the action of insulin.The practice of yoga is also a proven to lose weight and slow the process of fat accumulation. Surya namaskar and kapal bhati pranayama are some of the most effective yoga poses that aid weight loss. Since obesity is a major contributing factor for diabetes, doing yoga to keep your weight in check is the key.

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Breathing in deeply and breathing out helps oxygenate your blood, and improves circulation. It also calms the mind and gives your rattled nerves some much needed rest.

For more information contact Mark on 07790024776 or (01274) 965243 or (0113) 3501566 or email via contact form

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One to One Mind Body Transformation Healing, Coaching sessions for accelerated results.
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Transform Mind and Body with Breakthrough techniques unique to Mataip Ltd and you with over 25 years of experience. Mataip techniques achieve amazing result. Don’t delay body your block of transformation sessions.
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Contact mark on 07790 024776 or via email using the Contact Form
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How Mataip Yoga and Coaching sessions work?

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Healthier Mind, Body, Spirit and Stronger Spine with Mataip Mindful Yoga and Pilates.

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Mataip Yoga uses asanas (postures), focused concentration on specific body parts of the body, and pranayama (breathing techniques) to acquire synergy with the Body and Mind with Spirit.

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Mataip Yoga asanas (postures or poses) help condition your Mind and Body. There are hundreds of yoga poses, and in Sanskrit, these poses are called kriyas (actions), mudras (seals), and bandhas (locks). A kriya focuses on the effort necessary to move energy up and down the spine; yoga mudra is a dynamic discipline using integrated muscle fibers to hold energy or concentrate awareness; and a bandha uses the technique of holding muscular contractions to focus awareness and regulate energy flow.

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The dynamic practices we use in all sessions at Queensbury Victoria Hall Bradford and on Retreats in Portugal 23- 30 September 2016 ensure arthritic issues are eased and diabetes can be controlled with no harmful side effects what so ever.

You will be guided diligently through every session safely and staying within safe but challenging parameters. Research indicates that with regular Mataip Yoga and Pilates practice Your Spinal and Core Strength will increase dramatically.

Mataip Yoga, Pilates Mindful World Class Coaching sessions are proving to be an absolute must for Stronger Spine, Pelvic floor and guarantee you are free from Chronic Pain.

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– Namaste – Love, Peace Health and Prosperity
Mark Thomas
Director/Master Coach