Types of classes
Traditional Hatha yoga classes for Beginners, Starting a-new, Intermediate level students in 90 minutes
The traditional hatha yoga is fitting for everyone, irrespective of age group, physique, or gender. In short, its benefits are as follows:
- Better digestion
- Body-shaping – strength, flexibility, better posture
- Healthy spine
- Stress relief
The uniqueness of the sequence of exercises lies within the notion, that by the systematic and overall method we move and energize the entire gross body, the energy or pranic body, and the subtle body by means of asanas and pranayama, it balances the operation of the entire physique. In order to achieve this equilibrium, the exercises follow in orderly succession. Yoga practice begins with mental attuning and warm-ups, to be followed by the standing, the abdominal, the prone back bending, the kneeling, the balancing, the sitting, and the shoulderstand postures. The successive asanas strengthen the legs, the abdomen, the back, the arms, while the sitting exercises relax these same areas of the body. This sequence harmonizes the main energy centers from the Root to the Crown Chakra. These postures massage the internal organs as well, thereby improving the operation of the respective organ systems. Methodically, the respective asana-sequences prepare the practitioner for the performance of the next unit, while in the meantime, they also develop the awareness. The effects of standing asanas become compensated by the sitting ones, those of the abdomenal by the prone back bending, those of the back bending by the seated forward bending, those of the balancing by the arm stretching ones, while the entire sequence finds its resolution in the shoulderstand inverted postures. Naturally, inverted postures too have their particular compensatory asanas. The energy flow within the nadis is supported by appropriate pranayama practices. After the sequence of asanas follows the nadi-shodhana, or alternate nostril breathing, as breathing exercise. In order to bring the spiritual benefits of the sequence to fullness, it is completed by relaxation and mantra-meditation.
Chandra Krama – Moon sequence, Vinyasa Krama Yoga class for Intermediate level students in 90 minutes
Its speciality is that the asanas are conjoined with a sequence of movements harmonized by breathing (vinyasa), while the mind itself closely follows the slow, even, and loud (udjai) yoga breathing, thereby realizing the original purpose of yoga: the subjugation of body and mind.