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CLEAR YOGA

Yoga, Pilates and Dance Since 2006

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By Claire Robertson, Aug 3 2015 07:07PM

St George community centre actually had their own table this year so we all did a stint promoting the centre, our classes and soaking up the atmosphere of the festival!


I forgot to take a pic, so the slimming world ladies kindly sent me the one I took of them as proof of our table! :-D


Claire x

By Claire Robertson, Aug 3 2015 06:59PM


A beautifully organised event by Jane, it was lovely to see everyone, enjoy the cake and I won two bottles of wine!!


Please check out the gallery for the long awaited colliers pictures (we're still missing some camera shy guys)


Hopefully it will encourage the Kingswood and St George crew to let me actually take a picture of our busy sessions!!!


See below for our Yoga stand and lucky dip (sort of)


Claire x

By Claire Robertson, Apr 23 2015 09:38AM


spring/summer

full body workshop


24th May 2015 10am - 4pm

at

Yogasara Studio, Gloucester Rd, Bristol



Give yourself a full body rejuvenation day with 6 hours of

of nurturing movement and meditations specifically designed to strengthen, stretch, align, nourish and connect you from head to toe in preparation for the summer. Using a combination of Yoga, Pilate's and gentle intuitive body work, the workshop will take you through a range of vibrant exercises, nourishing relaxations and stretch options to fully nurture your body for the summer and build both strength and sustainability to support your throughout the whole year.


Leave feeling renewed with energy, ready to enjoy the summer and feel healthy in movement, mind, body and spirit.


Full body investment: £36


Please contact: Claire 07870341113 for further information and bookings.


Workshop gives choices which provide a safe and comfortable environment for seasoned practitioners wishing to deep stretch or develop inner connection, Beginners and pregnancy.


By Claire Robertson, Apr 23 2015 09:33AM

I WOULD LIKE TO START THE YEAR BY INTRODUCING YOU TO SOMEONE WHO HAS SHOWN ME SOME STUNNING ART WORK, OF WHICH THERE IS ONLY A SAMPLE BEING SHOWN TODAY. FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN ALEX'S PEICES PLEASE CONTACT HIM ON THE DETAILS BELOW OR I WILL BE CREATING A SHOP THIS YEAR WHICH YOU CAN ACCESS.


Alex Parkin

Digital Animator and Illustrator





Alex Parkin is a digital artist and illustrator who has been working professionally in the animation industry for the last ten years. He has worked across a range of projects from being a modeller at Aardman on the feature film 'Pirates!' To working for two seasons on the worldwide children's TV show 'Chuggington'. Currently he is employed as an Associate Lecturer in Computer Animation at Weston College.





Presented here are illustrations for various projects taken from ten years of sketchbooks. All the prints are Giclée printed on to museum quality paper and available framed or un-framed. Originals POA, commissions welcome.



For purchasing please contact - aparkin.illustrator@gmail.com

07817821064




By Claire Robertson, Apr 23 2015 09:26AM

KUNDALINI EVENING YOGA WITH

SATYA

An Introduction to Kundalini Yoga Work Shop

Friday 1st May 6pm-9pm

£30 ask for concession


Monthly Evening Class Dates

Friday June 5th, Friday Sept 4th, Friday Oct 2nd

7pm -9pm

£20 ask for concession

SATYA 07793016916 Email satnam.satya@hotmail.co.uk


KUNDALINI MEDITATION

WITH SATYA

An Introduction to Kundalini Meditation Work Shop

Sunday 26th April 6pm-9pm

£30 ask for concession

Bless Yourself with A Blissful Goodnight, Rising With Empowerment To Face Challenges

UNLEASH YOUR TRUTH BY BALANCING THE MIND, BODY & SOUL, USING THE CHAKRA’S THE BREATH, MANTRA’S, SET POSTURES & VISUALISATION

AS TAUGHT BY YOGI BHJAN


Monthly Meditation Class Dates

Sunday May 31st, Sunday June 8th, Sunday July 26th

7pm -9pm

£20 ask for concession

SATYA 07793016916 Email satnam.satya@hotmail.co.uk


By Claire Robertson, Jan 3 2015 01:22PM

I JUST WANT TO WISH YOU A STUNNING YEAR AND TO SAY HOW MUCH I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN CLASS.


LOVE AND LIGHT,


CLAIRE X

By Claire Robertson, Dec 2 2014 10:18AM

7TH DECEMBER 4PM – 7PM

@

ST GEORGE COMMUNITY CENTRE


Immerse yourself in 3 hours of nurturing movement and meditations specifically designed to mobilise, heat, stretch, align and connect you to your hips and pelvis ready for the winter. Using a combination of Yoga, Pilates and gentle intuitive body work, the workshop will take you through a range of exercises, deep heat relaxations and stretch options to fully nurture your body for the winter.


Leave feeling warm, open and with renewed energy ready to enjoy the winter and feel healthy in movement, mind, body and spirit.


Session Hip investment: £20

Please bring: 2 Blankets, warm clothing and hot water bottle


Please contact: Claire 07870341113 for further information and bookings.


Workshop gives choices which provide a safe and comfortable environment for seasoned practitioners wishing to deep stretch or develop inner connection, Beginners and pregnancy.


By Claire Robertson, Nov 11 2014 10:55AM

Dissecting the Jump



A jump is beautiful example of the muscles and limbs of the body working together in perfect unison to propel the body into the air. The jump is one of the most basic expressions of athletic ability, for thousands of years people have compared how far and how high they can jump. In this article I will examine on a muscular level what happens in the body when we jump, and look at ways of improving your vertical jump.

There are many different types of jump, including jumps from a stationary position, running jumps, single leg takeoff and double leg takeoff. The trajectory of the jump can also differ as we can focus on height or length, or a combination of the two. All of these jumps differ slightly in terms of their muscle recruitment patterns, but the similarities between jumps far outweigh the differences. For the sake of simplicity, in this article I will discuss the vertical jump (vertical jump = a two footed jump from a stationary position, where jumping as high as possible is the objective).

To perform a vertical jump we must produce enough force to propel ourselves into the air, and this force largely comes from a powerful triple extension of the hip, knee and ankle. A triple extension essentially refers to the simultaneous straightening of the hip, knee and ankle from a flexed (crouched) position. This triple extension is found not only in jumping, but is one of the most important movements found in almost all sports and many movements in everyday life. It provides the driving force in movements such as pushing the pedal on a bicycle, and climbing the stairs at home.

If you ask someone to perform a vertical jump, the first movement they will perform will be to crouch down into a quarter squat position. This movement takes advantage of the stretch reflex, and puts the body in the correct position to perform a powerful triple extension. The muscles recruited in this triple extension include some of the most powerful muscles in the body, and include the gluteus maximus (buttocks) and hamstrings (back of the thigh) which act together to straighten you at the hip, the quadriceps (front of thigh) which straighten you at the knee, and the gastrocnemius and soleus (muscles of the calf) which extend you at the ankle.

Interestingly, in the vertical jump these muscles are activated in a sequential nature. Bobbert and van Ingen Schenau (1988) investigated muscle activity during the jump and found that peak activity in the gluteus maximus occurred at the very start of the push, wheras the quadriceps were at 62% of their peak at the initial push off, and peaked 160msec before the feet left the ground. The plantar flexors of the ankle (gastrocnemius and soleus muscles of the calf) were at just 26% of their peak at the start of the push, and peaked at 100msec before the feet left the ground.

Although the powerful muscles of the lower limbs provide the majority of the force in the vertical jump, the role of the upper body and torso should not be underestimated. The muscles of the core play the important role of stabilising the whole movement, and the arms provide additional force to increase acceleration speed and drive the body upwards. In fact, research indicates that arm drive is responsible for between 5-10% of your velocity while jumping (try a powerful arm drive while keeping your lower body still to feel this force in effect).

The vertical jump is a highly trainable movement, and you can significantly improve the height of your vertical jump with appropriate training. This training should include a combination of weight training and plyometrics (including explosive jumping and bounding movements). Below are two of the best exercises for improving your vertical jump.

1) Barbell Back Squat

This exercise correlates highly with the vertical jump, and trains all of the major muscles involved in the jump. It will help you develop powerful legs and a strong core.

2) Hang Clean

The clean makes up the first part the Olympic lift the clean and jerk. This explosive lift requires a fast and powerful triple extension, making it an exercise for improving your vertical jump.


By Claire Robertson, Oct 23 2014 09:30AM

Massive thank you to Sue for sending me these links, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!!


Yoga Pets


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Happy Easton!!


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