MORE ABOUT YOGA
What is Yoga
We all know yoga as physical practice. This is only one small part of yoga, actually it is a philosophy. Everyone is free to take from yoga whatever you like. Yoga is the realisation of one's self. Wether you want to integrate the whole philosophy or not, it is clear that yoga works on body, mind and spirit and helps therefore to find balance, strength, and also peace. The physical practice of yoga, the Asanas (poses), is showing the best benefits if body, mind and spirit are working together.
The style is energetic, synchronising breath with movements. In a Vinyasa practice we create a Flow, which means we go from one Asana (pose) to another, connecting it with the breath. A natural rhythm of movement is created this way and we allow the arriving process of oppositional forces and perspective, same as inhale and exhale are oppositional. Typically for Vinyasa are the Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskara) which are the openings for the practice. A vinyasa class is not in continuous movement as you could expect from this, we also hold postures. Vinyasa classes can be at higher rhythm or also more relaxing, depending on how the class is structured, so don't be scared. Vinyasa is good to activate the energy flow in the body and if connecting the breath properly with the movement, body and mind are working as one and you can find physical and mental balance, but also energy, strength and reduce the stress level.
Which class is for me?
As we all are different, also there are for everyone different things and practices where we can find ourselves and which work for us. The most important thing is to be patient with oneself, nobody is born master, we are all just students here. Listen to what you feel you need and following that, chose which practice is best for you. If you chose a private lesson, I will prepare for you each class according to what you feel most in that moment.
Below I will make a list with options for classes that will be offered and when it can be best for you to take them. If you have different requests I am always open for suggestions and in the future there will be many more options available.
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Different types of yoga classes
VINYASA CLASS (gentle)
workout for body and mind, activating energy flow, building up strength, stretching and opening blockages, basic yoga class
VINYASA CLASS (active)
workout for body and mind, activating muscles, cardio, good if you need to get rid of excess energy
YOGA FOR RELAXATION
you feel overwhelmed and stressed and the muscles are tight? time for some relax, stretch the muscles and settle the mind
YOGA WITH FOCUS (for back, hips, core etc.)
there are days where you feel pain or discomfort in the back, head or other body parts, listen to your body what you need.
Yoga classes with different focuses can be booked privately or can pop up as classes sometimes, for example Chakra focused classes etc.
be KIND with yourself
FIND BALANCE BETWEEN BODY AND MIND
STIMULATION OF LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
GET TO KNOW YOURSELF AND YOUR BODY
SELF LOVE AND SELF CARE
HELPS YOU MASTER CHALLENGES OF DAILY LIFE
....AND MANY MORE
to know more about
YOGA = "UNION", IT IS THE SCIENCE OF REALISING ONE'S TRUE SELF. YOGA IS THE UNION OF MATTER (BODY, MIND AND INTELLECT) WITH ITS NATURAL NATURE (SPIRIT). WE GREET WITH "NAMASTE" WHICH MEANS AS MUCH AS "THE LIGHT WITHIN ME HONOURS AND LOVES THE LIGHT WITHIN YOU".
MANY TEXTS TALK ABOUT YOGA, AS FOR EXAMPLE THE "BAGHAVAD GHITA" (SONG OF GOD) OR THE "YOGA SUTRAS" OF PATANJALI. THE YOGA SUTRAS IS THE MAIN TEXT FROM RAJA YOGA, "THE EIGHT-LIMBED-PATH", THAT ALSO PROVIDES GUIDELINES FOR DAILY LIVING. IT IS INTERESTING TO HAVE A LOOK AT THEM, BECAUSE WE MAY THINK THAT IT IS SOMETHING RELIGIOUS, BUT IN THE END THEY ARE GUIDELINES WHICH CAN HELP TO LIVE A HAPPIER AND BETTER LIFE, NOTHING TO DO WITH RELIGION, MORE WITH A WAY OF LIVING OF A TRUELY GOOD PERSON.
THERE ARE THE MORAL PRINCIPLES (YAMAS) AND DAILY OBSERVANCES (NYAMAS).
YAMAS: AHIMSA (non harming), SATYA (being truthful), ASTEYA (nonstealing), BRAHMACHARYA (not introducing the ego, respect), APARIGHRAHA (non hoarding).
NYAMAS: SAUCHA (purity and cleanliness), SANTOSHA (contentment), TAPAS (self-discipline), SVADHYAYA (self study and reflection), ISVHVARA PRANDIHANA (surrender to the self)