With Rope wall yoga. By using the ropes, we change our relationship to gravity and can use our own body weight as traction on the spine. Working with motion helps to break through stiffness and create freedom in the joints so that movements become possible that were not possible before. When we are hanging on the ropes, the degree of muscular effort is substantially reduced, making it possible to stay in asana (postures) for a longer period of time. The breath circulates with more freedom, which benefits the physiological body. This freedom moves beyond the physical and the leads to freedom in the mind, which becomes expansive, calm, and stable.
For all levels!!
Ashtanga Yoga developed by the late Pattabhi Jois, It is a highly structured style of yoga system, to unify body, mind, and spirit, Ashtanga yogi’s integrate all three components of the practice, including vinyasa, or movement linked with breath; bandhas, or energetic locks that direct the energy of the subtle body; and drishti, a one-pointed focus, which centers the mind. This system of practice ultimately leads to a cleansing of the body through heat, improves joint pain, carries impurities away from the body, and builds strength. If you’re looking to build strength and flexibility along with physical and mental endurance, consider trying Ashtanga yoga. However, since it is a very physically demanding sequence of poses, it may not be a great fit for yoga beginners.
In an aerial yoga class, you perform the same poses you do on a yoga matt,except you use a silk hammock that’s suspended from the ceiling as a prop to support you through the various flows. The purpose of the hammock is to help you improve flexibility and build strength, while allowing you to do more challenging poses without added pressure on your shoulders, spine and head. While everyone can benefit from aerial yoga classes, they’re especially great for people experiencing back pain. Let’s hang together and have fun!! For all levels!
What to Bring to Aerial Yoga Class
1. A water bottle.
Bring along a bottle of water so that you can rehydrate immediately after class. Try to avoid drinking too much water immediately before class begins. Inversions may be uncomfortable with a full stomach. (For the best results, hydrate regularly throughout the day.)
2. A yoga mat.
Even though you will be in a hammock for most of the class, you still need to bring your mat along to an aerial class. The mat will be used for floor exercises and as a soft surface below your hammock.
3. Yoga socks.
Yoga socks are good to have if you are worried about slipping during practice. You can buy them at studio also.
4. Form fitting clothing.
When dressing for your class, make sure that you have the right clothes for a good experience. Clothing should have at least short sleeves and come below the knee to avoid abrasions or rubbing. Make sure that clothes are form fitting so that they do not ride up an inopportune moments during inversions.
Aerial yoga classes also have a few “don’ts.” Leave this home for a better experience:
- Perfumes and lotions. These can stain or weaken hammocks. Additionally, strong scents like perfumes or essential oils can linger in a hammock after you’ve gone.
- Jewelry and belts. All jewelry should be removed and either left at home or kept safely in your bag. Jewelry can snag or tear hammocks, leading to expensive damage.
- Your phone. Be sure to turn your phone off or set everything to silent before class begins.
Hot yoga offers many of the same benefits as traditional yoga, but, with the heat turned up, hot yoga has the ability to give your heart, lungs, and muscles an even greater, more intense workout. Hot yoga offers a wide variety of benefits for both mind and body. It can help you burn calories, build bone density, boost your cardiovascular fitness, and improve your flexibility, and deeply detoxifies. It may also help ease depression and reduce stress. If you have any health conditions, including heart or artery issues, diabetes, anorexia nervosa, a history of fainting, or heat intolerance, consult your doctor first before doing a hot yoga session. For all levels!
What To Wear To A Hot Yoga Class
When dressing for hot yoga, wear clothing that will keep you most cool. Moisture-wicking pieces are ideal, as is workout gear with antimicrobial properties. You’ll want to avoid cotton because it absorbs moisture; that means that when you sweat, your clothing will grow heavier, which won’t be comfortable. The more lightweight your fabric choices are, the better you’ll feel.
How To Get Started With Hot Yoga
If you’d like to take a hot yoga class, there are a few steps that will help you be as prepared as possible. First, on the day of your class, you should make sure to drink plenty of water. Since you’ll be sweating a lot, arriving hydrated
will ensure you don’t dehydrate quickly. You’ll want to bring a yoga mat, a bottle of water, bring warm clothing for afterward and a towel for wiping off your sweat.
During a yin practice we hold postures in a very passive and receptive way (mostly on the floor) for anywhere between 3-5 minutes or more. With the longer posture holds gives us more time to focus on internal practice such as meditation and contemplation. Holding posters for a long time will exercise the skeleton and it’s connected tissue, regulate the nervous system and enhance endurance in the state of complete relaxation of muscles, so as to achieve the state of mental and physical unity. This yoga practice for all yoga levels.
Chair yoga is a gentle practice in which postures are performed while seated and/or with the aid of a chair. Particularly to assist those with balance issues or anyone who has trouble getting down to and up off of the floor.
Chair yoga allows seniors and those with mobility issues or disabilities to stay active and improve their muscle strength and flexibility without the risk of strain or injury. The gentle slow progression of chair yoga sequences is ideal for those with a limited range of motion
Whether you’re looking to maintain your strength or need to regain muscle mass, chair yoga is a great option for you. There are various poses and flows targeted to loosen and stretch painful muscles, reduce stress, and improve blood circulation
Chair yoga may be the way to go for people:
- With balance issues
- Looking to start slowly
- Who would just feel more confident starting out this way
Chair yoga has the following benefits for older adults:
- Low impact on joints.
- Improves flexibility.
- Stress reduction.
- Improves pain management.
- Improves circulation.
- Combats depression and anxiety.
- Improves balance.
- Promotes independence and wellbeing.
Flow vinyasa is a very popular kind of Yoga and it’s a combination of Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga. Its practice style and difficulty are between the two. Focusing on the perfect combination of body stretch, strength and flexibility, and the concentration of practice. Flow yoga is more like an open practice method. Any yoga posture can be arranged in the sequence of flow yoga. This openness not only makes it easy for practitioners to get all-round exercise, but also increases the variability and interest of practice. At the same time, flow yoga is a practice with clear sense of rhythm. It has the beginning, the most intense and challenging part, and also has a clear ending. It gradually opens up all parts of the practitioner’s body, so that we can enter into the posture that is difficult to do at ordinary times. Through the combination of action and breathing, we can make the whole process as continuous as flowing water. We can feel the fast and slow rhythm match each other. In this process, we can train our softness, muscle endurance, concentration, and most importantly, we can feel the coordination between breathing and body. After a long time, we can feel the fluency brought by Flow Yoga!
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Hatha Yoga is also known as traditional yoga. In the word Hatha, “ha” means the sun and “tha” means the moon. It represents the balance of male and female, day and night, yin and Yang, cold and heat, and any other two complementary opposites.
Traditional Hatha yoga focuses on body and breath regulation, that is, posture and breathing. In addition, it also focuses on meditation . The above three are combined with each other in yoga practice, through correct posture, stable breathing and deep body feeling, so as to achieve the balance of body and spirit, release the potential ability of the body, alleviate restless and negative emotions, and achieve the effect of decompression.
Because Hatha Yoga has low intensity and is easier to learn than other types of yoga, it is suitable for the general public. Whether you are a yoga beginner, an ordinary office worker or a person without special exercise habits, you can easily learn it and feel the fun of learning yoga.
Benefits of Hatha Yoga
- Relieve pressure
- Train deep muscles
- Establish correct body posture
- Correct bad posture
- Increase physical endurance
- Increase body softness
Gentle yoga is an introductory course suitable for beginners. Its content is gentle, its movement is simple, and its rhythm is relaxed. The emphasis is to avoid too much physical load and psychological pressure. When doing gentle yoga the practitioner can learn to use breathing skills in different states of body movement along with static postures to achieve a variety of benefits, so that the practitioners without exercise habits can slowly strengthen their physical activity and muscle extension. Gentle yoga has many detailed instructions, which is very suitable for beginners
What is Thai Yoga Bodywork?
Thai Yoga Bodywork is a combination of yoga, reflexology, acupuncture, physiotherapy and Ayurveda. There is no oil used during or after the therapy. The therapist uses a mattress on the floor to perform the bodywork. Thai Yoga Bodywork, originated in India and is based on yogic principles. The therapist works on the acupuncture points throughout the body. Acupuncture points are found along the “Sen”(Energy lines). The therapist stimulates or
relaxes the body‘s energy, which promotes the body‘s natural healing system.
For a Thai Yoga bodywork, the client usually lies on a massage mattress on the floor. A licensed therapist will slowly work the client’s body through various stretches. The therapist may use their hands, knees, legs, or feet to help manipulate the person’s body into different positions.
Thai Yoga Bodywork aims to help receivers release blocked areas and stimulates the flow of healing energies in the body, mind, and spirit. With the techniques such as acupressure (point holding), gentle twisting, assisted Hatha Yoga poses, rhythmic massage and energy work, the blocked energy is released, and healing can begin from a holistic perspective. When the systems of the body are working well and energy distribution is balanced, you feel calm, happy, relaxed, energetic and free from stiffness and pain.
The benefits of a Thai Yoga Bodywork are as mentioned below:
- Relieves physical aches and pains
- Removes energy blockages
- Improve blood circulation
- Provides relaxation
- Boost immune system
- Increases blood circulation
- Good for relaxation
- Increases mobility
- Improve athletic performance
- Helps in toning the body
- Raises the energy levels and stamina
- Helps the mind to be clear and calm
- Increases concentration and creativity
- What to wear for this class
- Please wear clothing such as a t-shirt and yoga pants or comfortable pants. It is best if I can have unobstructed access to your neck and full range of motion for your arms, legs, and torso. You will be wearing your clothes for the entirety of your Thai Yoga Massage.
The cost of a Thai Yoga Bodywork session is $100 for 1 1/2 hour or $75 for a 1- hour session