Yoga is a lifestyle
Yoga as we know today is mainly based on Hatha Yoga.
The word Hatha comes from the Sanskrit term ‘ha’ meaning sun and the word ‘tha’ meaning moon. Thus hatha yoga is known as the branch of yoga that unites pairs of opposites. It is based on postures and breathing techniques and is recognised as a stress relieving practice. Hatha represents opposing energies – hot and cold, male and female, positive and negative. Hatha yoga attempts to balance mind and body via physical postures (Asanas), controlled breathing (Pranayama) and the calming of the mind through mantras and meditation. Poise, balance and strength are taught to improve the body’s physical health and clear the mind in preparation for meditation and mantras. A typical example of a mantra (a repeated word or phrase) is Aum.
BENEFITS OF YOGA
- Increased flexibility
- Improved concentration
- Increased self awareness
- Faster and more sustainable relaxation
- Muscle and joint strengthening
- Improved blood circulation
- Better digestion
- Improved feelings of self worth
- Healthy body
- Improved balance and co ordination
- Improved endurance
- Reduction of joint , back, aches and pains
- Inner peace and tranquility
The lessons are a good balance between effort and relaxation. This yoga is for both beginners and advanced. Everyone is different, every body is different and every body has sometimes different capabilities and limitations. Therefore it is important that you listen carefully to your own body, without judging. It is not a competition, it is yoga, with exercises for your body, strength, flexibility and relaxation. Without performance to bring your body and mind to rest.
At the moment I only offer private classes.