TYPES OF YOGA
Questions about what types of yoga you want to do
Movement coordinated with your breath, flowing from one asana to another. Typically, faster paced with a continual flow. I like to teach an alignment-based style of vinyasa. Each inhale is to lift and prepare for movement with each exhale. Start with setting an intention and finishing with a relaxation.
Usually a slower class, again pairing the breath to the asanas with guidance. ‘Ha’ represents the sun and ‘tha’ the moon. Practicing Hatha yoga aims to join, yoke or balance the two energies. It includes, asana (yoga postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), mantra (chanting or reciting), mudra (hand gestures), shatkriyas & shatkarmas (cleansing techniques) and types of visualisation.
Asanas are held for longer gaining a deeper pose in a safe manner. This is a great practise for those who prefer a slower methodical practice.
KUNDALINI YOGA PRACTICE
This is a deeper breathwork practice with faster moving invigorating postures. Chanting, mantra and meditation is used to release energy, kundalini energy, which is released through the seven chakras system and out of the crown of the head.
Again linking breath to movement, this style of teaching follows a demanding sequence of postures, starting with 10 sun salutations. This ancient practice emphasizes the ‘Eight Limbs of Yoga’, Yama (ethical standards), Niyama (self-discipline), Asana (postures practiced), Pranayama (breath control), Pratyahara (objectively observe habits), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), Samadhi (bliss). There are six levels of sequences or series.
A sequence of 26 set postures, performing each one twice in a sauna like room, focusing on alignment. A lot of studios now offer ‘hot yoga classes.
Slower paced style, holding postures from 45 seconds to 2 minutes, targeting your deep connective tissues, fascia, ligaments and joints. By stretching and deepening into the poses, blockages open up releasing energy to flow.
Deeper relaxation class, typically involving props to rest into asanas for longer periods of time. The focus is relaxing the body and mind.
Vinyasa flow style infused with Hindu spiritual teachings. Chanting opens the class followed by a series of asanas with adherence to five central tenets shastra (scripture), bhakti (devotion), ahimsā (nonviolence, non-harming), nāda (music), and dhyana (meditation).
A class suited for pregnant mums in all trimesters. Focusing on breathing, modifying postures with props and bonding with the baby.
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