ABOUT

SUE PUGH
Yoga Instructor

I have worked in health and wellbeing for over 30 years as a nurse and health lecturer. I qualified as a yoga instructor in 2019 following a series of life events that led me to re-evaluate my own wellbeing. I have been a yogi myself for many years and fully appreciate the positive difference that yoga has made to my life. I live with my family and rescue dog in South Shropshire, a very beautiful part of the country, where I try to spend as much of my time as possible outdoors, walking my dog and cycling.

YOGA QUALIFICATIONS

2019     Level 3 Diploma in teaching yoga.

2020     Chair based yoga training

2020     Yoga Nidra qualification

2020     Yoga and the vagus nerve training

2020     Certificate in teaching Yin Yoga

2020     Level 3 exercise and the older person

2021     Yoga for mental health

HATHA YOGA

I have a level 3 qualification in teaching “Hatha” yoga.

 

SO WHAT IS HATHA YOGA?

 

It is one of the most popular styles of yoga and has a long history from its ancient origins to  modern-day practice. Hatha yoga focuses on poses ("asanas") with breathing techniques ("pranayama"). A Hatha yoga class describes a particular type of class that's typically slow-paced with a focus on proper alignment.

The benefits:

There is some research that focuses specifically on the benefits of hatha, these studies suggest the broad category of hatha yoga may have a variety of benefits, including: 

- Less anxiety

- Better balance 

- Fitness improvements:  including cardio endurance, muscle strength endurance, and flexibility. 

- And beyond these studies, there's a wealth of research on the benefits of yoga in general, including data that suggests its ability to treat painlower BMI and blood pressurereduce menopausal symptomshelp manage chronic diseasesimprove mental health, and more.