Yoga for all | Natural Lifestyle magazine
A yoga devotee hopes to show how everyone can benefit from trying it out though her new app.
Hannah Barrett has created a new app in the hope of helping people find their inner strength in order to transform their lives through yoga, having experienced the powerful healing effects for herself when she suffered with extreme postnatal depression after the birth of her daughter.
Hannah found herself drawn to yoga in 2014 whilst pregnant with her son. Although she had always enjoyed exercise, she previously overlooked yoga, believing it wouldn’t give her a ‘real’ workout. She also felt she wasn’t spiritual enough to reap the benefits. Nonetheless, as soon as she started practicing it, she found herself returning to the mat time and time again, becoming hooked on the feelings of calm, clarity, and connection. This encouraged her to leave her stressful job in finance to become a qualified yoga teacher. Following a traumatic birth with her daughter in 2017, Hannah suffered with postnatal depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Through specialised breathing techniques, meditation and the physical practice of yoga, she rediscovered a sense of strength in both body and mind. Impassioned, Hannah then undertook pregnancy and postnatal yoga teacher training.
The new app, Hannah Barrett Yoga, has been carefully designed for adults of all ages/abilities and is divided into various categories depending on how your body is feeling:
- Strength and Power to build core and full-body strength in a fun and creative way.
- Stress and Anxiety, when you need to reconnect with the present and find calm.
- Morning and Evening to help start your day on the right foot and to wind down before bed.
- Meditate and Breathe – a variety of guided meditations to anchor users in the present moment and create calm.
- Postnatal yoga, designed for new mums to practice yoga safely.
Hannah explained: “When you think about being the healthiest version of yourself, it’s vital to focus on both the mind and body – so alongside classes, there are meditations and other ways to help you bring your yoga practice off the mat. I truly hope the app will help not only other new mums but anyone who is struggling, has a passion for yoga, or fancies trying out something new!’
Hannah Barrett Yoga is available from £19.99, with a complimentary trial on iOS and Android devices. Find out more at www.hannahbarrettyoga.com/app