Dru Yoga classes have been run in the village for some while now but the teacher is taking a break for a while. She has undertaken to keep us posted when they are able to resume so please do check back here from time to time.
What does ‘Dru’ Mean?
Dru comes from the Sanskrit word dhruva, which refers to the stillness that can be experienced in Dru Yoga. In this stillness we are able to sit back from anything that may be happening around us, and see and act from a point of clarity and inner calm. Dru Yoga is a graceful and yet dynamic form of yoga, based on soft flowing movements, directed breathing and visualisations. With its foundations set firmly in ancient yogic tradition, Dru works on body, mind and spirit—improving strength and flexibility, creating core stability, building a heightened feeling of positivity, and deeply relaxing and rejuvenating your whole being.
Designed to be practised by people of all abilities, all fitness levels and all age groups, Dru is a style of yoga that can be quickly dipped into or learnt in more depth over a lifetime.
Dru Yoga has its roots in hatha yoga, and includes classical yoga postures (asanas), pranayama (the science of breath), mudras (hand gestures), positive affirmations, empowering visualisations and powerful sequences performed in a flowing and dynamic style. Dru Yoga classes are tailored to the level of the individuals within the class and usually contain Energy Block Release Sequences (EBRs), graceful flowing yoga sequences, pranayama, relaxation and Dru Meditation.
- Joints are kept relaxed and soft during movement. This creates flexibility and a free flow of subtle energy.
- Energy Block Release sequences are easy-to-practise, flowing movements that help to release tension physically, mentally and emotionally.
- In Dru Yoga all movements originate from the spine because a flexible, healthy spine supports your entire yoga practice.
- The spinal wave and spinal twist are core features of Dru, enhancing spinal health and vitality.
- A deep undertanding of core stability is a major focus.
- Dru Yoga works to balance the chakras (energy centres of the body) and access the powerful energy of the heart.
- Within the flow of movement, Dru Yoga creates powerful moments of stillness which we call ‘Dru points’.
General Advice when attending a class.
- Wear loose and comfortable clothes.
- Use a yoga mat – (I have spare mats if you do not own your own).
- Bring a bottle of water to keep you hydrated throughout the class.
- Bring a warm blanket/shawl to cover yourself during the relaxation as the body temperature will lower.
- Always work within your own body’s limit.
- Yoga is progressive – learn to listen to your body and how it feels.
- Try to stay in the present moment.
- Allow yourself to relax and this will help free your mind.
- And remember to smile and have fun.
Please remember that any information or advice given is not intended to be taken as a replacement for medical advice. Always consult your doctor before starting a new exercise program.