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Eastbourne.online Radio interview

Eastbourne has a brand new radio station called Eastbourne.Online and I met up with the lovely Sonia and Chris to talk about yoga.  We had a good chat about yoga benefits, how important it is to have a little bit of ‘me time’ to de-stress, relax, strengthen our body, loosen our tired muscles and joints and simply take some much needed time off – letting go of our daily worries and stresses and catch our breath.  Letting go of analysing, overthinking and putting our wellbeing first once in a while.. ideally daily.

I am hoping to see Sonia and Chris at the studio soon – I think that a gentle restorative class would be just the ticket! So watch this space and I will keep you posed. In the meantime if you want to listen to me going on about yoga – here is my interview 🙂

Listen here 🙂

Ease Restless Leg Syndrome with Yoga

EASE RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME WITH YOGA 

My good friend has been suffering for a long time, tried and tested many different techniques and remedies with not much help. She asked me to create a yoga programme that would help her to ease the symptoms and more I look into it more people I come across who suffer with this condition.

So what is the Restless leg syndrome?

It is a disorder that causes uncomfortable, urgent feelings in the body. It is considered a neurological sleep disorder. Those with restless leg syndrome can have a variety of symptoms including a need to move or shake the legs, a crawling sensation, or a tickling or itching feeling. Many people with restless leg syndrome also experience twitching or jerking of the limbs during sleep.

At this time, there is no known cure for restless leg syndrome. The most common treatments include a daily light exercise routine, cutting out caffeine, nicotine, white sugar and other stimulants, and establishing a more restful sleep environment.

In addition to regular yoga practice, particular postures can help relieve the symptoms of restless leg syndrome. End of day yoga and meditation routines can help the sufferer create a stable evening and relaxed mind for bedtime.

Each person has their own unique experience and each person’s path toward healing is often equally unique. Below are my tips on how to manage Restless Leg Syndrome based on my research:

Any yoga posture that releases nervous energy from the legs will help. Postures like Standing Forward Bend, Downward Facing Dog, and Goddess Pose release tension and nervous energy from the body. If energy is constructively released from the body, it should improve your odds for less restless leg syndrome flare ups and a healthy sleep session.

Perform yoga poses that work the thigh muscles and also those that flex and extend the solar plexus and pelvis. I have found that forward bends, backward bends and spinal twists are all beneficial as well as specific poses that contract the thighs such as the chair pose and the warrior pose series.

If you want to practice just one posture, try ‘legs up the wall’ – that will feel really good! Legs up the Wall pose is good for aiding circulation within the legs. The pose should be held for five to twenty minutes, depending on the ease of the pose for the practitioner. If there is discomfort in the back, a bolster or blanket can be placed under the small of the back.

All poses should be performed very slowly with great attention to the body and breath.

Practice alternate nostril breathing before bed (Contact me for instructions).

Cut out caffeine, nicotine, white sugar and other stimulants.

I have created a yoga sequence designed especially for this condition. I would be happy to share this programme with any sufferers so please do get in touch and hopefully we will find a way to help you with your busy legs!

Eva xxx

Yoga for restless legs with Eva Kristlova

Beach Yoga Holiday in Egypt

 

 

Hey Yoga Lovers – looking for your next Yoga Adventure?

Eva Kristlova and Wenche Beard invite you to enjoy the perfect
Yoga Holiday in beautiful Egypt

March 22nd – 29th 2018!

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING EARLY BIRD OFFER…ONLY £895 ALL INCLUSIVE…EVEN FLIGHTS 🙂

Swap the backdrop of your Yoga Studio with the desert dunes gazing into the horizon of the Red Sea; submerse yourself in this amazing yoga experience discovering the breath taking underwater world as you snorkel the clear warm Red Sea meeting turtles, array of colourful fish and even the dolphins!
The desert behind you is a jewel where we will practice sunset Yoga enveloped in peace and tranquillity.

This is a top class location, one of the best snorkelling and diving sites in the world.
The dolphins, marine life, desert trips and star studded skies will leave you speechless!

Marsa Shagra Eco Village is our home for the week.
Located in the southern Red Sea, it is an idyllic combination of sand, sea, blue sky and desert stars; the perfect backdrop for yoga lovers and those who enjoy being close to nature. Positioned directly opposite a beautiful house reef, teeming with fish life and colourful coral, you’ll not want to leave!

Please check our eco village here:
http://www.redsea-divingsafari.com/

Prices include flights, transfers, 7 nights full board in a beach safari tent and 5 days of yoga, 2 classes per day.

 

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