What style of Yoga is right for you?
A traditional, gentle form of yoga which concentrates on breath control, stretching, and silent meditation. Sivananda yoga consists of twelve basic yoga poses, designed to increase strength and flexibility and to improve the sitting position for longer meditations. These poses are practised in a sequence, stimulating energy centers in the body from the head down. The twelve basic poses are covered in a beginner’s class. As the student advances, variations of the twelve poses are covered as well as more advanced breathing techniques. Sivananda Yoga is quite a dynamic yoga giving the body a complete workout with short relaxations between poses.
Prana Vinyasa Flow
Vinyasa can be decoded from it’s root words “Nyasa” denoting “to place” and “Vi” denoting “in a special way”. It symbolizes a flowing, dynamic form of yoga where postures are linked together using breath. “Vinyasa yoga teaches us to cultivate an awareness that links each breath and each action to the next—on the mat and in our lives”, Shiva Rea. It is important to understand that vinyasa is not just any sequence of actions, it is a sequence that awakens and sustains consciousness. Very popular for those who like to move quite a bit and get a little sweaty.
The essence of Yin Yoga is surrender. Basically it’s the other half of yoga, bringing balance to the heat-building, blood pumping, strengthening “Yang” side of a Vinyasa Flow Practice. Yin focuses on postures that lengthen the muscles surrounding the hips, pelvis and lower back. Students typically hold these postures from 3-10 minutes per side in order to lengthen the connective tissue that surrounds the joints and increase its elasticity. The elasticity of our connective tissue diminishes with physical activity and aging which makes yin essential for injury prevention and joint health. Since a Yin Yoga practice often includes several long, seated forward bending postures, it also restores energy and calms the nervous ststem. Pure Bliss! Recommended for athletes or indeed for everyone else.
Seniors often suffer from multiple chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, arthritis, and poor sleep. Yoga has long been shown to alleviate the symptoms of many such conditions, combining physical poses with relaxation and breathing techniques, to improve overall health and well-being. You might even be able to eliminate costly medications by participating in yoga classes a few days per week. Check with your physician before beginning. It is good to remember that yoga can be practiced on a chair for those who cannot get up and down from the floor comfortably
Therapeutic Yoga is a particularly effective practice for those recovering from, or living with, injury or illness. Therapeutic Yoga blends restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, breathwork and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle yet effective for bringing the body into balance and reducing stress. Therapeutic Yoga is a deeply meditative experience – it provides the opportunity to step away from the busy-ness of the outside world and access the deeper wisdom that resides within us.
This is the application of a Yoga practice using propls and postures held for longer periods of time to initiate deep relaxation of the body, mind and spirit. Slow restorative Yoga is beneficial to balance a more active practice or decompress after a stressful day. For anyone who want to slow down, basically everyone.
Yoga is beneficial for everyone, but it is especially so for teenagers; given that these can be difficult years, both emotionally and physically, yoga can help teens find inner peace, confidence as well as ensure physical fitness.
Meditation is a state of thoughtless awareness. It’s not an act of doing, it is a state of awareness. It’s a state of profound deep peace that occurs when the mind is calm and silent, yet completely alert. This is just the beginning of an inner transformation that takes us to the higher level of awareness. This enables us to fulfill our true human potential. Watch the following simple explanation video with the link below. Start meditating today for better health of body and mind.
Hanna Somatic Education
Hanna Somatic Education is a safe, gentle and common sense approach to eliminating chronic muscle pain for the long term. In HSE you will learn how to use simple movements to help you relax the muscles that contribute to your pain. HSE focuses on the brain, the root of most chronic pain, to understand how to reduce pain, it is important to understand what causes it in the first place. Often with chronic pain the muscles have got stuck in a contracted state either due to injuries, accidents, physical trauma or stress. HSE seeks to remind the brain of these muscles and train them to relax again.