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ORANGE

Our Orange classes are about learning the techniques you need to achieve a yoga practise which works for your body. These classes are taught in a casual workshop style and the teacher will take you on an in depth tutorial about how to reach poses which regularly appear in our other classes.

On Wednesdays we hold 60 minute Orange FOUNDATIONS classes which have a changing theme each week - these are great for anyone new or returning to yoga as a wide range of poses and techniques will be covered.

 
On Saturdays we go deeper in our 90 minute Orange classes where each week we focus on topics such as back bending, forward folding, balancing poses or flexibility: BEND, FOLD, BALANCE and FLEX.

We round up Saturday with a 75 minute modern approach to building a strong practise to guide you through your pregnancy.  

These classes are recommended for beginners with no knowledge of yoga to intermediates who wish to advance their practise. You'll always leave an Orange class having learnt something new.

FOUNDATIONS

PREGNANCY

Our Orange PREGNANCY classes are designed to help mothers-to-be to build strength in key areas of the body and learn how to adapt your practise to join our regular open level classes. Taught in a casual workshop style, these classes are for those who are looking for a modern approach to pregnancy yoga. 

FOUNDATIONS

Our Orange FOUNDATIONS classes have a changing theme each week and cover a broad range of poses which will help you to improve your practise and allow you to join other classes with confidence.

FOLD

Our Orange FOLD class you'll be learning how to use forward folding techniques to arrive in poses such as headstands. The teacher will share essential knowledge on how to release tightness in the hips and hamstrings as well as maintaining the correct alignment needed to fold into these popular asanas.

FLEX

Our Orange Flex class will concentrate on techniques that will allow you to release tightness in the hips, calves and inner-thighs. You'll then use these new skills to progress onto a peak pose that requires flexibility in the lower half of the body.

BALANCE

Our Orange BALANCE class is all about using isolating twists and core strength to prop yourself up into those ever challenging balancing poses. You'll be lengthening and releasing key parts of the body and learning how to transition from one peak pose to another. 

BEND

Our Orange BEND class will concentrate on techniques that will help you to open the front of the body and increase space in the shoulders and hips. You'll then use these new skills to progress onto a back-bending peak pose.

 


About Orange Light

We use a very specific wavelength of Orange light which has shown very similar results to the use of red light and therefore the the two colours have many shared benefits. Orange light does not penetrate the skin as deep as red light does but there are many positive physical as well mentally stimulating results from the use of orange light.

Not only is orange light recommended for rebalancing your sleep cycle, it stimulates the cognitive part of the brain, reduces anxiety and promotes youthful, healthy skin by balancing collagen production.  

The reason orange light is so good or the skin, brain and muscles, is thought to be due to the effects on mitochondrial energy production. Mitochondria are small structures inside our cells which are the powerhouses of the human body. They take fat, sugar and protein from our food, combining it with oxygen to convert it into energy. 

This same mechanism is also responsible for many of the benefits of sunlight, which contains the orange wavelengths as part of its spectrum. Sunlight however, comes bundled with harmful UV light, making orange light extremely beneficial to our health. Some of these benefits are as follows:

  • Increases productivity and alertness

  • Reduces anxiety and stress

  • Promotes a healthy sleep cycle and aids insomnia

  • Soothes inflamed muscular tissue

  • Increases metabolism and accelerates weight loss

  • Promotes youthful, healthy skin by balancing collagen production

  • Corrects hormonal imbalances in both men and women

Orange light is absorbed by a protein in the mitochondria called Cytochrome C Oxidase and is intricately involved in the final stages of respiration - producing energy, carbon dioxide and water.

Properly functioning mitochondria are essential for all functions of life and it is thought that orange light removes and inhibitory/stress molecule called nitric oxide, therefore restoring the normal function of processing oxygen and converting it into energy. From this perspective, orange light has an unique anti-stress effect and indirectly normalises energy production which enables our body to perform all of it's normal functions optimally; from quicker cellular repair/healing to normalised collagen production.