What is Yoga?
WITH TIPI YOGA
Yoga was developed more than 5,000 years ago in India as a comprehensive system for well being on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Translated from the ancient language of Sankrit as 'to unite' or 'yolk' it makes sense that the objective of an ongoing yoga practice is to unify the body and mind.
There are many styles to choose from which have different foci - Yin for flexibility, Hatha (pronunced Hat Ha) for an all round practice, Vinyasa Flow to sweat, Nidra for the mind, the list goes on. As you develop your practice you will evolve from style to style, growing and learning about yourself, your body and your mind.
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Yoga style guide
A dynamic style of yoga giving a cardiovascular workout, flowing through poses with breath.
Not recommended for complete beginners.
Beginner Vinyasa Flow
A soft introduction into Vinyasa Flow Yoga - a dynamic style of yoga giving a cardiovascular workout, flowing through poses with breath but slowed and toned down for beginners.
A slower, grounding practice focusing on building a strong yogic foundation, suitable for all levels.
Targeting the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and joints of the hips, pelvis and lower spine, this slow but effective style includes longer asana holds to allow the body to deepen into poses and stretches.
Gentle, relaxing yoga. With the use of blankets and bolsters restorative yoga gives you the chance to take some time out, whether relaxing aching muscles or simply unwinding after a stressful week. Restorative yoga leads to increased flexibility and strength – yet you don’t even notice it happening! Socks and layered clothing is recommended.
Super Slow Yoga
A mixture of Yin yoga, Restorative yoga, slow Hatha yoga with a sprinkling of guided meditations and yoga nidra, topped with a little Thai massage. 'Silent' classes to work the mind.
Yoga in a 'hammock' - classes can be restorative, dynamic or similar to silks (advanced). From simple, effective stretching to inversions, the first inversion you will learn your upper body will be entirely in contact with the floor (a shoulder stand) so not as acrobatic as it sounds.
"Children feel increasingly stressed and overworked often with few ways of being able to counter the demands that arise in their lives. It's more important than ever for children to have an outlet to breathe, to become aware of their body in a non-competitive environment, and to relax and have fun. When a child is encouraged to take breaks and find calm, they’re better able to reach their potential at school and to live a more fulfilling personal life.
Through practising yoga children learn to focus, concentrate and develop patience, as well as building strength, balance and flexibility. And within the yoga class environment they learn that it’s safe to express themselves."
Yin and Yang
Yin targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and joints of the hips, pelvis and lower spine, this slow but effective style includes longer asana holds to allow the body to deepen into poses and stretches. Yang is very dynamic yoga giving a cardiovascular workout as well as increasing strength and balance. The class is split down the middle between the two styles and lasts 60 minutes in total.
With the aim of relaxing all tension, clearing and training the mind and counteracting a stressful, fast paced western lifestyle, Yoga Nidra is a state of ultimate relaxation through a guided mediation.
A tough workout incorporating sun salutations, inversions and arm balances and most importantly core work – asanas will be held for longer and you will be encouraged to challenge yourself. Intermediate yogi level. 90 minutes.