Hatha yoga is an ancient systematic practice to improve the body, understand the mind and free the spirit. Nothing will happen in the external body without first happening inside. A common misconception held by people is that you need to be young, fit and strong to do yoga, and there are many yoga classes that will give you this. However, Hatha, known as the gentle yoga, works from the inside outwards.
Strengthening and calming the nervous system, increasing blood flow to internal organs and breathing more oxygen into every cell. You will begin to clear the mental clutter that can cause so many problems in your life.
Hatha yoga gives you tools to help overcome one of the biggest factors undermining health and well-being in the modern world; an out of balance stress response system.
In the classes, we practice what the ancient Yogis know, “that controlling the breath is the precursor to controlling everything in your life – the physical body, the emotions and the spirit”. Breathing is the key to success in yoga practice. This is what sets Hatha Yoga apart from other forms of exercise, although all movement is helpful.
The breath is used to calm the overtaxed nervous system and induce relaxation, which will unlock the tightness in the body.
A strong emphasis is placed on breathing gently and evenly through the postures.
The class begin with some breathing exercises to establish diaphragmatic breathing which calms the nervous system and brings the mind to a one-pointed awareness. This is followed by asana to increase flexibility, balance and strength, Pranayama – breath exercises and finishes with a blissful Yoga Nidra relaxation.
Please bring a yoga mat and a smile.
Advise teacher of any injuries or health conditions by completing registration at first attendance.
Pricing: $15-20 Casual , 4-class pass $60-70, 8-class pass $120-135
Location: SNU Centre, 8/64-66 Kent St, Cannington
Day/time: Monday 930 – 1045am
Location: Victoria Park Community Centre
Day/time: Wednesday 6 – 7pm
“Yoga is a journey of the self, through the self, to the self”