“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”
The Bhagavad Gita
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There are many types of yoga, choose the one that would suit your lifestyle
Hatha Yoga for Beginners
Yoga for beginners is suitable for complete beginners and those appropriate for those who seeking a gentle practice. Careful instructions are given to ensure comfort and correct alignment while allowing for exploration in the movement and time to focus on breathing. This style focuses on releasing everyday tension, works towards increased flexibility and strength and allows you to experience deep relaxation.
Hatha Flow Yoga
Hatha yoga is designed to align and calm your mind, body and spirit. It is a fun and challenging practice. Hatha is an alignment-oriented practice that emphasizes alignment and breath while entering, holding, and leaving the posture. Hatha Yoga’s postures exercise your inside too, improving functions such as digestion, detoxification and cleansing. The class focuses on strengthening positions and long held stretches as well as flowing sequences. Available to all levels, especially those seeking to challenge and strengthen their own practice. Each class ends with relaxation.
Heartfulness Yoga is a form of raja yoga which integrates body, mind and spirit in the true nature of Ashtanga Yoga. With less emphasis on the aesthetics of an asanas and the intention to stay connected to the heart space throughout, this allows the individual to experience the underlying natural bond to their heart. Heartfulness yoga delves into the connection between the stillness of the body as an aid to quietening the mind, creating a more peaceful internal condition and thereby naturally leading it into a meditative state.
Yoga nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness, between waking and sleeping. It is complete relaxation of the body, while the mind stays awake and active. Yoga nidra helps to relieve stress, anxiety and can, if used correctly, assist recovery from post-traumatic stress disorders. It is among the deepest possible conditions of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. The body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. Proper use of shavasana may allow one to experience yoga nidra, but the two are independent concepts. The practice of yoga nidra is mentioned by Lord Krishna in The Mahābhārata, which is one of the major Sanskrit epics of ancient India
Some of the benefits of Yoga Nidra
- Yoga nidra can be practiced by anyone and there is no wrong way to practice it
- Yogic sleep treats insomnia – it is believed that 30 minutes of yoga nidra is the equivalent of 3 hours sleep
- It helps with relieving muscular, emotional and mental tension
- It improves creativity and enhances memory
- Yoga nidra promotes deep rest and relaxation that isn’t found in your average meditation practice. You can incorporate yogic sleep into your everyday life to help reduce stress and anxiety
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