BENEFITS OF YOGA & MEDITATION
Increased energy and vitality, posture alignment, corrects back and neck problems, injury prevention, rehabilitation, strengthens immunity, relieves stress and tension, improves range of movement and emotional and mental equilibrium.
Ashtanga yoga is a specific sequence of postures based on ancient yoga teachings bought to the west in the 1970s. It is a rigorous style similar to vinyasa yoga, as each style links every movement to a breath. Ashtanga yoga is a powerful tool to tune the body, improve focus and balance.
Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga
Vinyasa and Hatha yoga are relatively new forms of yoga and do not necessarily align with any particular style.
Hatha developed from Tantra yoga, but also took elements from different areas such as:
Asana – Physical postures
Pranayama – Breath work
Banda’s and Mudra – Particular ways of holding the body or parts of the body for energetic effects.
Purification practices – such as washing out the nasal passages, tongue cleaning, enemas and emetics.
Hatha means forceful and originally the practise was intended to use body practices to force an energetic shift towards a transcendental union – yoga means ‘union with the divine – ‘whatever you conceive that to be.’ Evolving over the years into something much gentler for the body.
Our Vinyasa classes can be upbeat and bring warmth into the body. Flowing into each Asana with intention and using the breath to focus on strengthening muscles and easing into postures, left feeling light and balanced.
In restorative yin we use props such as blocks and bolsters to support the body, allowing you to let go and release deeper into relaxation. By connecting with our relaxed self, we can start to heal the body. A great class for slowing down the mind.
Brass and Crystal sound healing bowl experience
Often combined with yoga or meditation, sound healing takes the mind even deeper into a relaxation state and helps the heart to open. Sound healing can also remove blockages at the energy centers of the body, simply lay down and receive the wonderful vibrations of sound.
Meditation is the ultimate practice and from the very beginning throughout yoga history meditation came first - then yoga was invented so that the aspirant could sit longer and stiller with themselves. Meditation and mindfulness increase concentration and awareness. Various studies demonstrate the practice can help relieve stress, manage anxiety, reduce inflammation, and improve memory.