Thursday, 28 July 2016

WHY TOURISTS SHOULD NOT GIVE UP ON TURKEY

Listen to the voice in your head and travel!

Kabak the peaceful and remote location for our yoga holidays is one of the safest places on earth!

The polarising effect of the media, political wrangling in far away places, continue to fuel our disproportionate fear of Islamist terrorism. One of the biggest casualties has been the Turkish tourist industry. This is particularly absurd as Turkey is such enormous country with so many beautiful places that have remained unchanged in century's of domestic and global turmoil.



International flights to Turkey are currently at rock bottom prices, tourist numbers are down giving us an even greater incentive to go.

Like France, Turkey is in a period of national emergency, but this has negligible effect on tourists travelling to the coastal resorts. The government's grip on security at airports and transport hubs has never been tighter.

The truth is that the vast majority of Turkey remains as safe as most other countries around the globe. Our statistical risk of fatally slipping on the stairs at home or being struck by lightening are vastly higher than the risk of being put in any kind of harms way in Turkey. 

We have two holidays scheduled this Autumn in Southern Turkey and we have no intention of cancelling them. We believe that there has never been a better time to show our support for Turkey's beleaguered tourist industry, bask in the warm welcome of our lovely hosts and continue to enjoy the tranquility and peace of the Turquoise Aegean coast.




Like most people we are determined not to allow the hateful ambitions of terrorism to instil in us an irrational fear of other cultures, to cause division among people and prevent us from travelling to places in the world we love.

If you would like to join us for Autumn sunshine, yoga, good food, relaxation and a warm Turkish welcome in the beautiful, safe and tranquil village of Kabak high up on Turkey's stunning Turquoise coast then please visit my website for more details.

Prices From £450 per person

To watch a short holiday taster on You Tube



Our upcoming Autumn 2016 Yoga Holidays:
26th Sept - 3rd Oct (5 cabins available)
3rd Oct - 12th Oct (fully booked)

"Be The Change You Wish To See In The World"


To Book contact Elisa on 07885933037 or Email: elisawilliamsyoga@gmail.com

For more details follow the link to my website below


WHY TOURISTS SHOULD NOT GIVE UP ON TURKEY

Listen to the voice in your head and travel!

Kabak the peaceful and remote location for our yoga holidays is one of the safest places on earth!

The polarising effect of the media, political wrangling in far away places, continue to fuel our disproportionate fear of Islamist terrorism. One of the biggest casualties has been the Turkish tourist industry. This is particularly absurd as Turkey is such enormous country with so many beautiful places that have remained unchanged in century's of domestic and global turmoil.



International flights to Turkey are currently at rock bottom prices, tourist numbers are down giving us an even greater incentive to go.

Like France, Turkey is in a period of national emergency, but this has negligible effect on tourists travelling to the coastal resorts. The government's grip on security at airports and transport hubs has never been tighter.

The truth is that the vast majority of Turkey remains as safe as most other countries around the globe. Our statistical risk of fatally slipping on the stairs at home or being struck by lightening are vastly higher than the risk of being put in any kind of harms way in Turkey. 

We have two holidays scheduled this Autumn in Southern Turkey and we have no intention of cancelling them. We believe that there has never been a better time to show our support for Turkey's beleaguered tourist industry, bask in the warm welcome of our lovely hosts and continue to enjoy the tranquility and peace of the Turquoise Aegean coast.




Like most people we are determined not to allow the hateful ambitions of terrorism to instil in us an irrational fear of other cultures, to cause division among people and prevent us from travelling to places in the world we love.

If you would like to join us for Autumn sunshine, yoga, good food, relaxation and a warm Turkish welcome in the beautiful, safe & tranquil village of Kabak high up on Turkey's stunning Turquoise coast then please visit my website for more details.

Prices From £450 per person

To watch a short holiday taster on You Tube



Our upcoming Autumn 2016 Yoga Holidays:
26th Sept - 3rd Oct (5 cabins available)
3rd Oct - 12th Oct (fully booked)

"Be The Change You Wish To See In The World"

To Book contact Elisa on 07885933037 or Email: elisawilliamsyoga@gmail.com
For more details follow the link to my website below


WHY TOURISTS SHOULD NOT GIVE UP ON TURKEY

Listen to the voice in your head and travel.
Kabak the peaceful and remote location for our yoga holidays is one of the safest places on earth!
The polarising effect of the media, political wranglings in far away places, continue to fuel our disproportionate fear of Islamist terrorism. One of the biggest casualties has been the Turkish tourist industry. This is particularly absurd as Turkey is such enormous country with so many beautiful places that have remained unchanged in century's of domestic and global turmoil.
International flights to Turkey are currently at rock bottom prices, tourist numbers are down giving us an even greater incentive to go.
Like France, Turkey is in a period of national emergency, but this has negligible effect on tourists travelling to the coastal resorts. The government's grip on security at airports and transport hubs has never been tighter.
The truth is that the vast majority of Turkey remains as safe as most other countries around the globe. Our statistical risk of fatally slipping on the stairs at home or being struck by lightening are vastly higher than the risk of being put in any kind of harms way in Turkey. 
We have two holidays scheduled this Autumn in Southern Turkey and we have no intention of cancelling them. We believe that there has never been a better time to show our support for Turkey's beleaguered tourist industry, bask in the warm welcome of our lovely hosts and continue to enjoy the tranquility and peace of the Turquoise Aegean coast.
Like most people we are determined not to allow the hateful ambitions of terrorism to instil in us an irrational fear of other cultures, to cause division among people and prevent us from travelling to places in the world we love.
If you would like to join us for Autumn sunshine, yoga, good food, relaxation and a warm Turkish welcome in the beautiful, safe & tranquil village of Kabak high up on Turkey's stunning Turquoise coast then please visit my website for more details.
Prices From £450 per person
To watch a short holiday taster on You Tube

Our upcoming Autumn 2016 Yoga Holidays:

26th Sept - 3rd Oct (5 cabins available)

3rd Oct - 12th Oct (fully booked)

"Be The Change You Wish To See In The World"
To Book contact Elisa on 07885933037 or Email elisawilliamsyoga@gmail.com
For more details follow the link to my website below






This email was sent to elisawilliamsyoga@gmail.com
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Elisa Williams Yoga · 38 Ingersoll Road · London, Lnd W12 7BD · United Kingdom

Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

YOGA RETREAT TO NORTHERN KERALA

"So why don't we go somewhere only we know" 

Now booking for 2017 our dreamy winter yoga retreat in undiscovered Northern Kerala.
February 18 - 25th. Escape the winter blues and join us in this little slice of paradise!




www.elisawilliamsyoga.com/yoga-in-kerala

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

WAKE UP SLEEPY FEET!

The feet are often overlooked and ignored until something goes wrong – but really they deserve more appreciation.  Where would you be without them?  They carry us around from day to day, provide our support as we go about our business, and are our connection to the earth.  One of our first ways we begin to understand our notion of ourselves as individual beings in when we begin to walk, and have our own independence.   The way we contact the earth through our feet (could be viewed as a metaphor for) says a great deal about how we live our lives and relate to others.
Look at your feet.  Do your toes all clump together?  Do they lack independence?  Begin to separate the toes – gently stretch the skin between the toes, push your fingers between them.  This not only moves them apart, it also stimulates the sensory connections around the toes and helps to wake your feet up, to sensitise them.
Yoga, Exercise, Wake up, Feet, side, view, anatomySee how much movement you have around your heel (Calcaneus).  Pull your heel backwards, and notice whether the heel bone itself will move in relation to the other bones of the midfoot.  Then massage the sole of your foot – press gently into it, and rub along the length of your foot.  This all helps to wake up your feet.  Pull your toes backwards, towards your ankle.  If you have enlarged big toe joints (bunions), pay particular attention to the big toe – stretch it away from the other toes, and turn it, so that the nail faces upwards rather than twisting towards the other toes.
When you’ve finished all this, and your feet feel more alive and ready for action, gently begin to stretch them.  Come onto all fours, tuck the toes of one foot under, and gradually scrape that foot back and away from you, stretching the toes, the sole of the foot and eventually creating more length in the ankle and Achilles tendon.
Yoga, Exercise, Wake up, Feet, side, view, anatomyWhen you’ve done that, tuck your toes under and stretch the front of the ankle and the foot – apparently the front of the ankle often becomes tight and restricted, particularly as we get older, and is a contributing factor in falls.  This area is related to our reflex reactions, and when tight, reduces our proprioception which leads to a lack of balance and potentially falls.  So keep those ankles soft and supple.
Then stand up.  Find a step, or create one with a couple of foam blocks or a large heavy book.  Lean them against a wall.  Place your toes at the top, and gradually, sink the ball of your foot down to the floor, until your toes are bent up, and the rest of the foot is on the floor.  Give all your weight to this leg.  If possible, now begin to gently bend your knee.  This may create a strong stretch through your ankle, calf, Achilles or sole of the foot.  Softly bend and straighten a few times, being careful not to collapse  the inner arch of your foot to the floor.
When you’ve done both legs, take a short walk around the room, just noticing any differences in your feet.  They may feel more awake, and more sensitive.  You may notice that the soles of your feet are more interested in the various textures of the floor, and that you potentially feel more grounded.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

YOGA AND WHY WE NEED IT EVERY DAY





Originating over 10,000 years ago and practiced by millions of people over the world, Yoga has many health benefits both mental and physical and why so many people find they need it in their lives every day.

If you need persuasion read on

YOGA HELPS US TO BREATHE BETTER.

Pranayama, yogic breathing, works on controlling our breathing whereby the breathing speed is reduced. It involves deep breathes with long pauses and slow exhalation. Breathing in this way increases the amount of oxygen in the body, which triggers our body’s relaxation response and enhances our lung capacity and endurance abilities.

YOGA IMPROVES OUR CIRCULATION AND STRENGTHENS THE HEART.

Practicing certain poses in yoga can help improve blood circulation and helps move oxygenated blood cells more efficiently through the body. Even gentle, calm yoga can strengthen the heart by lowering our resting heart rate and increasing oxygen uptake and endurance during exercise.

YOGA HELP US TO BECOME STRONGER.

Yoga poses help us  to use every muscle in the body. This helps increase muscle strength and can also improve our bodies resilience. It helps to strengthen the core and enhances endurance which mean we can carry out other strength training and sports with higher intensity.

YOGA IMPROVES OUR FLEXIBILITY.

Many yoga postures stretch  body parts in ways that increase our muscles flexibility and tone. These poses  also strengthen our joints and increase the body's range of movement. These poses also help to improve our body alignment because they strengthen muscles and stretch ligaments in a way that helps relieve back, neck, joint, and muscular problems. Daily stretching increases muscle flexibility, mobility, and control.

YOGA HELPS TO MANAGE PAIN.

Studies have shown that yoga poses combined with meditation can reduce pain for people who suffer from cancer, multiple sclerosis, auto-immune diseases, hypertension, arthritis, back and neck pain, and emotional pain too.  This happens by stretching out and strengthening the muscles, lubricating joints and improving alignment.

YOGA PROMOTES INNER PEACE.

Yoga's meditative quality can help us to reach a deep spiritual level. Many people who practice yoga regularly say that the feeling of inner peace is the reason that yoga has become a vital part of their daily lives. Yoga provides relief from stress as well as pain, which are things that cloud our judgment and moods every day. The poses strengthen the nervous system, which leads to more self-awareness and connection between the mind and the body. This relief from stress, pain, improved breathing, and connectivity with the body can also decrease anxiety, depression, fear, and other emotional mood disorders.

YOGA HELPS US TO BE IN THE PRESENT.

Yoga helps us become more aware of ourselves and help connect between the mind and the body. Focusing on our breath and muscles helps us focus on the present. This helps improve our concentration, coordination, reaction time and even our memory.

YOGA CAN RELIEVE STRESS.

Yoga encourages relaxation and helps lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Stress reduction is related to the lowering  of blood pressure and our heart rate, improvement in digestion and boosting of our immune system. It is also a vital ingredient in easing symptoms of anxiety, fatigue, asthma and insomnia. The tools we learn to use in yoga help quieten the mind and reduce the stress we feel.

YOGA GIVES US A HEALTHIER BODY.

Yoga helps lubricate our joints, tendons and ligaments. It cleanses the body through some poses and breathing techniques, leaving the body feeling healthy and refreshed. Due to stress reduction, improved breathing and lowered blood pressure, yoga also has an anti-aging effect. It promotes elasticity in the spine, helps strengthen muscles and is thought to remove toxins helping us feel and look younger.

YOGA HELPS US TO MANAGE OUR WEIGHT.

With practicing yoga comes natural weight loss. Yoga helps us to lose excess fat from the body. Practicing yoga increases metabolism and helps us to lose weight by reducing stress and burning more calories even while we sleep. Yoga also encourages healthier eating habits and mental health. This reduction of stress and greater self awareness decreases a tendency towards emotional and stress related eating. It raises awareness of our body’s needs and makes us more likely to only eat as much as our body requires and reduces the times we may eat from boredom or emotional pain.