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In vinyasa yoga, each movement is synchronized to a breath. The breath is given primacy, acting as an anchor as you move from one pose to the next. A cat-cow stretch is an example of a very simple vinyasa. The spine is arched on an inhale and rounded on an exhale. A sun salutation sequence is a more complex vinyasa. Each movement in the series is cued by an inhalation or an exhalation of the breath. Some yoga experience recommended.
Beginning and chair yoga is a place to get started with a gentle practice, When you’re brand new to yoga, it can feel intimidating and be difficult to know exactly where and how to get started. My Yoga for Beginners is created specifically for those who may be intimidated by a large group practice but want to experience yoga in a safe atmosphere.—I give you all the tips, guidelines, and recommendations you will need to start and continue a successful yoga practice.
Gentle hatha classes are accessable to almost everyone. If you have a basic understanding of yoga and want to nurture and challenge yourself in a safe environment, this is the class for you. All levels.
Yin is the feminine, dark, passive, receptive, reflective, withdrawn, cool, introspective aspects of life. Yin yoga was developed to penetrate deep into connective tissue expanding flexibility while invigorating the energy centers of the body (nadis) to release blockages and increase your energy flow. Focusing on static movement, breath work (Pranayama) and meditation to create a profoundly deep and rewarding practice. The primary differences between Yin Yoga and many other forms of yoga is that you are encouraged to NOT use your muscles and passive poses are held for several minutes. Yin yoga is the perfect compliment to your Yang (muscular, masculine) practice. All levels.
Yoga Nidra means, “sleep with awareness.” It is an effective way of achieving relaxation physically, mentally, and emotionally. In fact, a single hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to many hours of quality sleep and is much more restorative and rejuvenating.
Modern medical science accepts that a calm mind can act as a healing force for many conditions. These conditions include heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, digestive problems of all kinds, arthritis, acute cough and cold ailments, as well as other chronic degenerative conditions. All levels.
A restorative yoga sequence typically involves only five or six poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. Held for 5 minutes or more, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends. Most restorative practices are based on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar. All levels.
Restorative yoga benefits
· Enhances flexibility.
· Deeply relaxes the body.
· Stills the mind.
· Improves capacity for healing and balancing.
· Balances the nervous system.
· Boosts the immune system.
· Develops qualities of compassion and understanding toward others and self.
· Enhances mood states.