The experience of Yoga practice
Gently stretch and move to the rhythm of your breath.
Feel tension from your body ease and your mind become calm. Explore the
connections between your body, breath, and mind, and how they influence
your range of movement and your posture. Use your discoveries to bring
about change, to improve your fitness for life, your feeling of well
being and to connect more deeply within yourself.
In this appraoch the form of
the postures and breathing are adapted to suit each person. Students are
first taught gentle controlled breathing linked to movements, and are
then led on to the more classical practice of postures, breathing practices,
and developing the ability to focus. The experience after a session is
generally that of being physically extended, relaxed, focussed and energised.
This is the general name for classes involving physical practice, such
as postures, breathing, and locking techniques. Within this many styles
have evolved over the centuries, and you may hear terms such as Iyengar
Yoga, Astanga Yoga, Viniyoga, amongst many others. All have the same objective
of transformation of the individual, but there are differences in the