Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
Hatha Yoga is the original form of yoga from where all other styles have developed. The purpose of Hatha Yoga is to keep the yogi aspirant, healthy and free from disease in order to facilitate purification of the mind. This deep practice develops a very subtle awareness within the body that begins the process of cultivating the meditative state of awareness. It combines the physical movements with breathing techniques and postures. Hatha Yoga classes focus on providing a healthy physical body and a calm mind. It is a perfect choice for those looking to seek a slower paced learning system while focusing on easing the tension and increasing the strength.
Ashtanga yoga literally means “eight-limbed yoga” as outlined by the sage Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. Ashtanga Yoga is in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The asanas are practiced systematically and provide a harmonious flow of energy. The finishing sequence rounds off each and every Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice. Systematic learning steps help you get a deeper understanding of this powerful and dynamic yoga practice supported by your breath. The beginner yoga classes focus on essential yoga postures, breathing techniques, flexibility, strength and easing the tension. For those who are already rooted in yoga practice it offers the best of yoga and tunes up and crystallises the current practise.