- To visit the Gardens, Gallery and House, you no longer need to pre-book a timed admission slot online (simply purchase gardens admission on arrival).
- Our opening hours for our restaurant and cafè have now changed for the autumn season. The Stables restaurant will be open Monday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm and Caffè + Gelato will be open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5:30pm.
Here at Hestercombe we were beginning (pre-lockdown) to establish a number of activities aimed at improving health and wellbeing of our visitors, such as yoga, mindfulness and of course our annual Woodland Wander. Just by coming to visit Hestercombe and enjoying a walk around our 50 acres of gardens you’ll almost certainly experience a positive uplift in your thoughts, emotions and physical health.
We are delighted to share a guest blog post from one of our Visitor Reception staff, Morgan, who is also a qualified yoga instructor. In this post she takes you through a few easy things you can practice each day to keep your mind and body at ease.
Health and Wellbeing Tips: Yoga
by Morgan Lane
Keep a routine
During this current time it’s important to stay level headed and the way I do this is by keeping a routine. This doesn’t have to be daily at first, it may just be setting some times in your week where you do something solely for yourself.
Take regular mental breaks
It is very normal at the moment to let our emotions go on a bit of a roller-coaster so remember to take time out of your day to take a mental break and do something physical. This could be a walk or some kind of other form of exercise.
Some easy yoga poses to try at home
Here are a couple of really achievable poses that are recommended for creating a calmer mindset:
1. Downward facing dog
Downward facing dog
– Helps relive stress and mild depression – Strengthens arms and legs – Energizing for the body
2. the low lunge
– Stetches the hip flexors that can improve posture – Strengthens and stretches the legs and ankles – Energizing for the body
Stay safe and keep active!
Find out more
I have set up my own online yoga, fitness and pilates classes for people to keep active at home and it’s also a great way for us to stay connected and talk to other people online so we don’t lose touch.
If you’d like to get in touch regarding online classes please email Morgan.