Intended to be a daily practice this powerful, healing practice is a specific sequence of postures (asanas) linking breath (pranayama) and movement (vinyasa.) Ashtanga is an athletic flow combining strength, flexibility and stamina for a complete practice.
It is the branch of yoga which concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. Hatha yoga uses bodily postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation (dyana) with the goal of bringing about a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind.
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time—for beginners, it may range from 45 seconds to two minutes; more advanced practitioners may stay in one asana for five minutes or more.
Vinyasa, also called “flow” because of the smooth way that the poses run together, is one of the most popular contemporary styles of yoga. It’s a broad classification that encompasses many different types of yoga, including Ashtanga and Power Yoga. … In vinyasa yoga, each movement is synchronized to a breath.
The first half of this class will be a vinyasa based flow synchronizing movement with breath. We will then lead into the second half with yin poses to hold for longer periods of time bringing the body into relaxation and ending the class with a gentle guided meditation.
Meditation is a practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualization, the breath, movement, or attention itself in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth.
Pilates or Physical Mind method is a series of nonimpact exercises designed by Joseph Pilates to develop strength, flexibility, balance, and inner awareness. This is a form of strength and flexibility training that can be done by someone of any level of fitness. Pilates promotes a feeling of physical and mental well-being and also develops inner physical awareness.