Hatha Yoga to challenge Mind and Body Sivananda is a traditional school of Hatha yoga which offers a comprehensive approach comprising philosophy, psychology, spirituality and physiology.
It is based on breathing (Prayanamas), Asanas (postures), relaxation and meditation including the marma points self-massage. It involves working deeply in the different layers of the body.
The rhythm, speed and the difficulties of the asanas vary according to the strength, balance and flexibility of each individual. The teaching follows a progression of sequences of postures and the benefits are quickly noticeable: toning muscles, sleeping better, losing weight, increasing concentration, managing hormonal levels, re-educating bowel movements... Feeling calmer & happier.
Hatha Yoga is Gardening yourself, breathing is watering, patience is the fertilizer, in order to remove obstacles and to find serenity!
The 4 paths of Yoga which nourish the needs of the Doshas. “Yoga is a method to liberate the Self”
RAJA Yoga includes Hatha Yoga, based on the philosophy of the sage Pantajoli 500 B.C. (it suits Pitta the Fire element as it requires determination and perseverance) It is the control of the mind and the senses. It is personal development to overcome obstacles in our life and grow solid moral spiritual and physical strengths to welcome life as a gift.
Jnana yoga is the knowledge to reach the eternal Wisdom (it suits Vata the Air element and its quest to learn) I study with “YogaStudies” to satisfy my curiosity about Yoga’s origins and its evolution both socio politico and religious, I need to know what I teach.
Bakti Yoga is the devotion through chanting and praying to open the heart in order to welcome and accept All. It is a powerful healing energy to soothe traumatic and emotional wounds (it is related to the Water element in the Doshas).
Karma Yoga is action without expectation. A selfless service which purifies the heart and gives joy and fulfilment. It is the priceless way to connect with others. (Karma nourishes KAPHA the Earth element) I currently give my time to the NHS teaching Yoga for cancer and registered with the BSIO.