Hatha Yoga entails flow through posture sequences, i hold postures for approx 5 breaths using the breath as a tool to work through each pose. Starting a class with a breathing technique called Pranayama meaning extension of the breath or extension of life force / energy, Posture or Asana flows and finally finishing classes off with a relaxation or mediation.This sort of practice is suitable for beginners, advance and intermediate as i offer variations of certain poses in each class as i believe that we are all at different levels on the mat. i allow students to stay at a softer practice or can challenge their practice if they wish.
I also teach Chair Yoga, this is a class of Yoga postures using a chair as a prop, this is suited to people with injuries, elderly and those who are battling with their weight and are looking to lose weight at a lower intensity including those who are wanting to move into yoga slowly at the start.
We still use the breath / pranayama and finish with a relaxation.
To get you started
What to bring:
- A yoga mat if you have one.You are welcome to borrow a mat for the first few weeks, but if you wish to continue coming we ask you to provide your own, so that there are spare mats available for new students.
- A bottle of water.
- A relaxed and positive mind and body.
Please note: it is preferable to come to class with an empty tummy. So leave an hour after a light meal and 2-3 hours after a full meal before attending classes.
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