MoGaChi has been designed by Alison to support people to maintain a good range of movement, increase vitality, calm the mind and promote physical wellbeing.
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What is MoGaChi?
Our bodies are a beautiful piece of engineering and we often take them for granted. Without a full range of regular movement, and particularly as we move beyond 40, muscles and tendons will start to tighten, lose flexibility and eventually cause us physical issues, such as back or shoulder pain or shortened tendons. After 50 our ability to build muscle lessens dramatically, so it’s important to build and maintain our muscle strength.
Starting with a short body scan meditation, and finishing with reiki relaxation, the class promotes deep breathing and posture mindfulness throughout. This body movement sequence has been inspired by yoga (to flex, tone, lengthen and strengthen); Tia Chi (to promote controlled movement and breathing that works with the energy around your body); Qigong and Energy Medicine (to promote controlled movement that works with key acupressure points and the meridians (energy) within your body).
Gentle this may be, but over time you will see underused muscles start to strengthen and tone, and your flexibility will improve. Your energy and vitality will increase and you will feel a greater sense of calm and physical wellbeing.
I loved this class. I’ve tried yoga before but I found myself getting bored toward the end, because MoGaChi is split into different sections it kept me interested
What issues might your favorite sport be giving you?
Loss of flexibility is not just about age, it also occurs in people who do specific sports without paying attention to their whole body. Let’s take cycling for example, this is a very popular sport and road biking has continued to boom over the past 10 years. Whilst regular cyclists may be fit, strong (particularly in the leg area), and have good stamina, they are prone to suffering from tight hamstrings and calves. Muscle cramping in the legs is another common issue, as is back and neck pain. Given that many of us have desk jobs or spend long hours on laptops, tablets or smart phones, cycling can aggravate these areas when out on long bike rides. If you’re sat with shoulders and back in a neutral position, this can help to ease the issue but many people are not continually mindful of this whilst riding. Doing regular MoGaChi works to strengthen, lengthen and tone muscles across the body, and reduce or remove common issues experienced.
As an aside, you should also check out your seating position on the bike as this can continue to cause problems if the height and distance of your handlebars/seat is not right for your body size.
What are the Benefits of MoGaChi?
- Gain and maintain flexibility
- Lengthen, strengthen and tone muscles
- Improves posture
- Balances your energy system and meridians
- Promotes relaxation and a calm mind
- Improves balance
- Stimulates the lymphatic system which aids blood flow and digestion
- Stimulates the immune system
- Helps the body’s metabolism
- Promotes clarity of mind
I go to the gym regularly but I realised that I don’t really think about my flexibility, the stretching in the movements felt good
Where can I go to do MoGaChi?
There are 4 different ways you can access MoGaChi classes:
- Firstly, register your interest on our facebook page so that you get notified immediately of any local classes, you will also be able to book or make enquires through this route
- Attend a scheduled class, or set of 4 classes, or event
- Request a private 1:1 session(s) – contact details below
- Book a venue or hold a private ‘group’ class
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