Chi Yoga was put together by Master Jason Chan. It is based on Hatha yoga asanas but is merged with an element of Chi Kung. Yoga and Chi Kung enhance each other when practiced together. There is a focus on the meridians, the energetic network which runs through our bodies, serving the major organs and channels to clear any blockages caused by injury, illness or emotion.
Infinite Chi Yoga strengthens and rejuvenates the body as well as bringing focus to the mind. The key goal of Infinite Chi Yoga is to develop sustained, wakeful alertness throughout one’s practice. Infinite Chi Yoga has been created to embrace the essence of Yoga in its purest form.
People of all ages and from all walks of life can benefit from learning Infinite Chi Yoga. The aim of this systematic training programme in Chi empowerment is not just to strengthen and realign the physical body, but to heal past physical injuries and emotional pain that has been stored in the body.
There are 2 sequences, one is the Mountain sequence, which is mainly standing postures which strengthen the body and improve balance. The second one is the Sleeping Buddha sequence, which is mainly laying down on the mat which focuses on core strength.
The class is very gentle and is catered to the individual depending on the wellbeing of the clients taking the class. It is ideal for people who think they cannot do yoga - because they will gently be shown that that they can.
According to the NHS - "yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance. There's some evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain – depression and stress”.
The Woodside wellness clinic places an emphasis on ensuring clients gain what they want from their classes, the society we live in today forces us to rush around and the yoga is used for relaxation and strength.