HATHA YOGA dates back to the 15th century and is a system that promotes physical health and mental wellbeing. Hatha yoga uses bodily postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation (dhyana) combined with energy locks (mudra) with the goal of bringing about a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind. There are nearly 200 Hatha Yoga postures with hundred of variations which keep the spine supple and to promote circulation in all the organs, glands and tissues. Hatha Yoga postures also stretch and align the body promoting balance and flexibility.
HATHA YOGA IS FOR EVERYONE. It is non-competitive and adaptable to every shape, size, gender, age group and state of health. It is most suitable for injury rehabilitation as it is a slow, meditative therapy which gently nurses our muscle injury back to optimal health. It promotes flexibility, increases blood flow, heightens blood oxygenation and produces endorphins.
HATHA YOGA STRENGTHENS THE WHOLE BODY. We develop strength by using our core to support us and by engaging our muscles actively to keep us in a posture (asana). Each posture lengthens out the body thus releasing the tension from our body especially in our tensed, chair-bound culture. Certain postures are good for digestion, respiratory, circulatory, nerves and granular system.
HATHA YOGA IS A TRUE STRESS RELIEVER. Hatha Yoga teaches us to pay attention to our breath (pranayama). When we slow down and take deep, full breaths, we can relax our parasympathetic nervous system, which alleviates anxiety and tension. These breathing techniques also promote blood circulation and help improve the oxygen supply to all parts of the body.
HATHA YOGA FOR MENTAL CLARITY AND INNER PEACE. Meditation (Dhyana) is a moment for silence, inner peace, and self reflection. It is an effective therapy for stress, anxiety, addictions and more. It leads to peace of mind and wellbeing, greater focus and creativity and better relationships.
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Other Yoga related classes/workshops that we conduct are as follows:
Yoga Fusion combines the best of Yoga and Pilates. Yoga Fusion is a workout that integrates the stretching and balancing postures in Yoga with the strength and controlled movement and core awareness in Pilates. Benefits: Correct posture alignment, increased flexibility and total body toning and strengthening.
Yoga for Runners & Rowers. In this workshop learn how yoga can help you breathe some life into your tight and tired hips and hamstrings, strengthen the core, and reverse the imbalances created by your favourite sport. You will learn postures targeted for hips and hamstrings. We will target both strengthening and stretching postures, paying extra attention to alignment, since poor biomechanics typically lead to muscle tightness and potential injuries. As we learn to activate and use the correct muscles, we prevent other muscles from compensating and being overused. You will learn how to make the most of your yoga practice both as a warm-up before the start of your run or rowing, and as a stretch for the tight muscles afterwards.
Please contact us if you are interested in holding a workshop at your sports club, university or workplace.