If you wish to connect to the intuitive, creative part of you, and realise the eternal Self at our core, you need to consider what yoga really is.
There is no single definition of yoga.
Yoga is a science, it is a body of techniques that lead us to consciously connect with ourselves and with life. In yoga, there is no dogma or belief system attached to it.
The word ‘yoga’ is used to signify any form of connection. In a philosophical sense, however, yoga means the conscious connection with the unlimited, eternal, higher Self.
Benefits of Hatha Yoga
Hatha Yoga has proven to be beneficial in the prevention of various diseases and ailments. In addition, it addresses many everyday conditions, offsetting the stress and anxiety, that are so common in our modern lives. Yoga applies a holistic approach to the human being. Asanas (poses), pranayama (breathing practices), meditation are synthesised to help us activate our inner self-healing mechanisms to assist the body in wellness in all aspects of the being.
What can Hatha Yoga do for you?
- Suppleness and flexibility of the muscles and joints
- Vitalityof the tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, lymph system, and nervous system
- Improved coordination of mind and body
- Increased control of the subtler movements within the body
- Sharpening of the senses
- Enhanced ability to breathe in a more profound, calmer, and more relaxed way
- A positive attitude and a lighter approach to life’s challenges
- Better regulated heart rate
- Improved memory, concentration and focus
- Better functioning of the entire body
I offer individual yoga consultations. It is 1h or 1.5h private yoga class during which you will receive an individually tailored session.
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I also run group classes. Please contact me for more details.
What Is Yin Yoga?
Yin is a slow, soothing, restorative and meditative style of yoga that targets the deep connective tissues, joints, fascia, and ligaments in the body.
It also focuses on stretching and stimulating different acupressure points from Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In Yin Yoga, we hold mostly passive poses for about one to three minutes to work into our connective tissues.
The more we work our fascial system and deep tissues, the less dense and tight our bodies become. Movement and stretching hydrate fascia and help slow the ageing process.
Typically, when we experience discomfort, our bodies naturally become tense. Yin Yoga teaches us to connect to our mind and body, to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, then the mind-and-body slows down, and you experience increased comfort, peace and relaxation.
What Are Yin Yoga Benefits?
- Targets connective tissues including fascia, bones, and joints
- Reduces stress
- Increases circulation
- Balances internal organs and improves the flow of prana
- Relieves tension
- Improves flexibility
- Encourages mindfulness and meditation
What Will I Experience During a Yin Yoga Practice?
Yin Yoga encourages you to become aware of the stored emotions so you can begin to recognise them and release them, so the body can be pain-free, healthy, strong, and balanced and mind-body integrated.
The Takeaway on Yin Yoga Benefits
Yoga is about finding balance and feeling whole. The more you practice Yin Yoga, the more you will embrace slowing down and connecting to yourself.