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Classic Hatha Yoga Classes​

Classic Hatha Yoga follows traditional Yoga texts and is taught in accordance with the principles of the Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute in India.

What to Expect:

 

These classes are dedicated to enhancing physical well-being and promoting mental health through proven methods, including traditional asanas with variations, mind-calming techniques, seasonal pranayama, meditation, Jyoti trataka for increasing concentration, drishti for eye exercises, kriyas (such as agnisara) for boosting metabolism, and breathing practices that enhance lung capacity.

Class Structure:

  • Tuning In: with Shanti  path mantra 

  • Warm up exercises: Warm-up exercises are comprised of simple movements designed to promote fluidity in the joints and generate warmth throughout the body before engaging in yoga asanas.

  • Classic Hatha Yoga Sequence: Asanas including modifications, alignment, and points of injury.Drishti (fixed gazing point. Kriyas (cleansing techniques to prepare the body for meditation). Bandhas.

  • Pranayama & Meditation: Cultivate inner stillness and mental clarity through focused breathing techniques and meditation.

  • Relaxation and Closing: Savasana with Progressive relaxation techniques and closing the session with Shanti Mantra.

Instructions for meals before/after the practice:

  • In case you have consumed a heavy meal, kindly practice after a gap of at least 4 hours.

  • After snacking moderate foods (solids/liquids), practice after a gap of at least 1 hour.

  • A meal can be taken after 30 minutes of practice.

BOOKINGS ARE DONE VIA SATYAM YOGA WEBSITE, PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW

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When Yoga is employed as a science for health and healing, its techniques and methods, originally intended for spiritual experiences, automatically align to fulfill their purpose. These functions contribute to positive health and provide a healing touch to the body and mind undergoing ill-health. The approach advocated by Yoga encompasses three main components:

The first component is practical discipline, involving the practices of Asanas, Pranayama, and Meditation. Asanas increase awareness of various physical and physiological processes through controlled stretching, contraction, and relaxation of muscles, coordinating balance and posture maintenance. Similarly, Pranayama practices manipulate the breathing mechanism, increasing awareness of pressure changes inside the chest cavity and abdomen. Meditation practices (Dhyana) enhance awareness of mental processes, including thoughts, emotions, and memory. Increased awareness, combined with manipulative techniques, gradually restores psycho-physiological functions to a healthy, harmonious, and balanced state.

The second component is concerned with regulating diet and daily habits, including sleep patterns, recreational activities, and work habits. This aids in removing irritants responsible for imbalances in the body-mind complex.

 

The third component involves positive changes in attitude, behaviour, and lifestyle, fostering feelings of sharing, warmth, friendship, concern, love, and respect for the world. This serves as an antidote for feelings of hopelessness and loneliness that may arise in the absence of a proper relationship with the surrounding world.

When people discuss yoga, they often focus solely on the first component, which includes various asanas, pranayama, and meditational techniques. This confines Yoga to a small part of their daily lives, as if the rest of the day is unrelated to Yoga. However, from a healing perspective, the Yogic way of life extends to what happens throughout the day. The skills acquired from Yogic practices should be applied continuously. In this sense, the UPAYOGA (i.e., the use of Yogic skills throughout the day) requires proper attention. The last two components address this Upayoga aspect of Yoga.

Approaching Yoga with this mindset and adhering to all instructions will reveal that Yoga not only provides relief from problems but also opens up a new way to enjoy life.

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