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Five Element Fitness uses health techniques from Yoga and Ayurveda for a well-rounded at home health care practice.

Ayurveda uses five primary treatments (movement, massage, diet, supplements and lifestyle changes) to encourage our body back to its healthiest state.

The five element fitness movement classes concentrate on the five movements of the spine along with restoring the relaxation response; strengthening outer and inner core; breath-work and meditation. The classes are categorised into the six therapeutic treatments of Ayurveda (digestive support, alkalsing, anti-aging, mood-lifting, de-congesting and de-stressing.

Yoga Trapeze is a Yoga inversion sling. Specifically, it’s a brand name for YOGABODY® yoga inversion slings. The Yoga Trapeze is used for spinal traction and passive back bends,upper body strength, core strength and grip strength. A yoga practice or exercise routine that integrates The Yoga Trapeze includes pushing, pulling, holding, twists, backbends, forward bends, hip opening and so much more. You can work on stress reduction, restoring strength, recovery from injury that has stopped you practicing on the mat and so much more.

You’ve probably read about the benefits of deep breathing — even a few deep breaths can lower blood pressure and lower stress levels and increase parasympathetic tone, but breathwork is a little different. Formal breathwork practices exert even more impressive positive effects on the body.

 

Like all holistic health systems, Ayurveda emphasizes the connection between the body, mind, and spirit. According to the philosophy of Ayurveda, universal life force (Prana) manifests as three different energies known as Vata, Pitta and Kapha meaning 'to move' 'to burn' and 'to hold'. This three primary energies are made of the five elements (Ether, Wind, Fire, Water, Earth). We’re all made up of a unique combination of these three forces and, therefore, the Five Elements. Though everyone has all three of these energies, most people tend to have an abundance of one or two and as you move through life, the proportion of each of the three energies constantly fluctuates according to your environment, your diet, the seasons, the climate, your age, and many other factors. Any movement away from your natural combination of the three energies can affect your health, vitality and general mood.

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