There are many styles of yoga that are taught today, all of which stem from Hatha Yoga, the style that Yes To Yoga teaches.
The word 'Hatha' descends from the Sanskrit words 'ha' and 'tha' meaning 'sun' and 'moon'.
Hatha yoga is known to unite these pairs of opposites - the 'sun' being the positive and 'moon' being the negative.
Hatha yoga uses persistence within the yoga poses and meditation, is slow-paced, gentle and incredibly calming. Hatha yoga classes cover a mixture of movements including asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), seated meditation, and savasana (relaxation pose), incorporating Vinyasa flow (breath-synchronized movement).
Yoga is becoming increasingly popular in the UK because of its ability to de-stress and calm, providing much needed time out and a means of coping with our hectic lives - and Hatha yoga is one of the most popular systems of yoga.
Non-competitive and suitable for everyone, all yoga demands is that you relax, smile and enjoy yourself - after all, this is your time.
These are just some of the benefits you may experience from practicing yoga:
- Improved strength and body stamina
- Stress relief
- Greater flexibility, physical conditioning and beautiful posture
- Increased energy levels
- Better understanding of yourself
- Injury recovery & pain relief
- Improved sleep
- Improved self-esteem
- Better breathing
- Inner peace and calm
- Overall body tone
- Weight loss
- Body detoxification