What is Hatha Yoga?
Hatha Yoga is a traditional, slow paced but still very powerful practice that will calm your mind and increase flexibility, strength and vitality of your body. Every class includes pranayama (breathing exercises), warm-ups with Sun Salutations, asanas (postures) and deep relaxation with autosuggestion technique. Historically the practice of Hatha was used to prepare the body for hours-long sessions of seated meditation. It was developed to release tension and stress and bring a person to a state of relaxation.
What are the effects?
Hatha Yoga releases tension and stress from the body and brings a person into a state of aware relaxation. Practice of Hatha balances between the states of tension and relaxation, training nervous system in dealing with stressful situations. Ability to keep calm and maintain proper breathing no matter circumstances helps to control the emotions and create space in the busy, chaotic mind. Physically the practice focuses on increases flexibility and strength of the spine, creating healthy and strong back with beautiful straight posture and eliminating back pains.
What is Sivananda's Sequence
During the class we follow an open sequence designed by Swami Sivananda from Rishikesh in India. Practicing asanas in suggested order helps to increase energy levels in the body, calm down, ground and create harmony in the body and mind. In time, you will be able to perform the poses slowly and consciously and all this movement combined with proper breathing will become a mental exercise in concentration and meditation.
Hatha Yoga practice is for everyone who wants to take care of their back, spine, posture and general well-being. During the class we can address any aspects that cause pain due to extensive sitting. Any physical pose can be modified to fit the needs and goals of the student.