Yoga Flash Mob Hits Putney Bridge
40 people brave the elements in a quest for a healthier lifestyle
40 people who share a passion for yoga gathered to roll out their yoga mats by Putney Bridge on Sunday 14th October
They used the social media, in particular Twitter and Facebook, to gather at the Putney Wharf Square and follow a Power yoga flow session known to be a calming influence in the lives of those who practise it.
Many people are turning to this style of yoga as a way to increase flexible strength, calm the mind and bring vitality to their lives say the team behind the event.
The yoga flashmob session was run by founder of The House of Yoga Jason Pooley and one of the studio’s teachers Alex Cook.
'It was quite surreal to see people unrolling their yoga mats and getting involved in a busy urban environment. It was so great to practise with a view of the bridge and meet new people who are also up for doing something a bit different. Yoga may be centuries and centuries old but there are still fun new ways to approach it! I think The House of Yoga are really engaging with their local community and offering something unusual', commented Jasmine Joynson, one of the attendees to the flash mob. ‘They have a real sense of community spirit and this is something Putney has been waiting for’, she added.
‘It’s overwhelming to see how many people have turned up to our yoga flash mob. Whether you are strong or weak, tight or flexible, calm or stressed you may well be surprised by what Hot Power Vinyasa Yoga in particular can offer both on and beyond the mat’, commented founder of the House of Yoga Jason Pooley. ‘Hot Yoga is growing at an incredible rate globally and so it should be as thousands of people are seeing and feeling the healing benefits of this phenomenon mind body workout. It is the work inwards which creates the real transformation in ones life and this is where the fruits of yoga shines through.'
Benefits of Hot Power Vionyasa Yoga include weight loss - around 600 calories in a 90 minute Hot Power Yoga class, increase in flexible strength - this is why according to the organisers so many professional athletes are adding this particular style of Yoga into there demanding schedule.
October 17, 2012