Yoga is an ancient method of self-investigation, originated within the wisdom traditions of India. Yoga means Union. The union within body and soul, which we can achieve through meditation, breathing and practicing the asanas (body postures). It is a holistic practice that supports all other aspects of life, and its myriad of benefits is reported in scientific findings. Yoga is more than a form of sport. It is a choice of thinking, it is a life style. Sometimes we are becoming confused, angry, anxious, we are afraid and we can not see what is good for us, what is good for our well being. This is where yoga and meditation comes in, to rebalance us. With the yoga techniques we can unite the mind, body, and spirit. Yoga allow us to experience a deep emotional awareness and meet our true nature, that it is basically good, positive and relaxed.
Ηatha yoga is the most widely practiced form of yoga in the world. 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. There are nearly 200 hatha yoga postures, with hundreds of variations, which work to make 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, along with a sense of well-being to the practitioner. Flow-Based Hatha Yoga uses movement and breath together to produce a “flow” of postures that lead from one to the next. “Hatha Yoga” is a form of yoga from India and is the basis of all contemporary yoga styles, it is the best known and most practiced type of yoga. The principle of “Hatha Yoga” is to work on the balance between the body and mind through a series of physical postures. It helps to release tension and to find inner piece. Moreover, it is a slow paced class, with a lot of breathing and relaxation methods. Historically, the practice of “Hatha Yoga” was used to prepare the body to extreme meditation, therefore the rhythm of the breathing it plays a significant role in this form of yoga. This type of yoga can be practiced by all levels, from beginner to experienced ones. Moreover, it can be adapted according to the morphologies and pathologies of individuals. This is an excellent discipline to start your yoga journey if you are a beginner and to learn the basics of yoga postures and relaxation techniques.
Vinyasa yoga is sometimes also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The term “Vinyasa” means «breath-synchronized movement» and it is synchronizing the movement to the breath. Vinyasa yoga turns the static hatha postures into a dynamic flow. This type of yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Vinyasa movements are smoothly flowing and almost dance-like, which explains why it is sometimes referred to as Vinyasa Flow or just Flow. It is rhythmic, dynamic and intense. Breathing and movement are linked so that each action causes the other. Moreover, this practice is an ongoing mediation form. While being on the flow of the different movements will make be focus totally on the present and stress free. Thee pace of each session is varied; There is no particular sequence because it is a creative yoga. Generally, each session begins with a sun salutation; and meditation is practiced before or after the session. Like all styles of yoga, Vinyasa has both mental and physical benefits. Physically, sweat expels toxins and re-energizes your body. Mentally, the synchronized breathing relaxes your mind and helps to release any blockage of energy flow throughout your body. After this class you will feel awaken and energetic.