YOGA CLASSES & THERAPY

Lots of Yoga classes to suit all standards
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The practice of Yoga is an ancient and powerful discipline for cultivating physical, mental and spiritual health. Yoga means oneness or unity (the Sanskrit word "yoga" means to "yoke or join"). Ultimately, yoga is about self-realisation and transformation to enable a person to reach their full potential. The eight limb path of yoga was written down by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras probably about 300BC.

Hatha Yoga
Focuses in particular on two of these 8 paths: asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises). It is a classical form of yoga which stretches and tones the entire body, enhancing your level of fitness. The main focus of these classes is asana practice (physical postures) and concludes with a brief relaxation.

Astanga Yoga
This approach to yoga has become very popular in recent years, partly because of a number of celebrity practitioners like Sting and Madonna. Progressive techniques of breath, posture and movement, cleanse, stretch and strengthen the body as well as focus and calm the mind. Ashtanga yoga is a more physically demanding form of hatha yoga. The Ashtanga Vinyasa system is based on the Primary Series of postures taught by Shri Pattabhi Jois of Mysore in India, who is now in his eighties. A precise series of postures is taught and students practice the same asanas each time they practice. The system uses a slow meditative breathing method known as ujjayi and students are expected to move from one posture to another using the flow of the breath. Concentration points, or "drishtis" are also taught to encourage inner awareness and concentration.


Also YOGA THERAPY
Individual tailor-made yoga instruction to create your own therapy programme of holistic breath, mind and body work.


 

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