This 4-week yoga series will offer a manageable and gentle introduction to yoga poses, breathwork, proper alignment, and modifications so you can feel comfortable and safe practicing yoga. These sessions will be limited to the same group of 6-8 students each week. It will offer a nurturing community space for beginners to build their practice within their own mind and body.
The word “yoga” comes from the Sanskrit language and means union. This refers to the goal of achieving harmony within oneself. In ancient times, there were several schools of yoga. They included different styles of postures, breathing techniques, meditation, chanting, and philosophy. Today, we know yoga as the physical activity that combines stretching, breathing exercises, and relaxation into a daily routine.
What is Hatha Yoga?
Hatha yoga is a type of yoga that originated in India over 2,500 years ago. It is generally considered a gentle, slow yoga practice that focuses on strengthening the body while increasing flexibility. Hatha yoga classes can range from 30 minutes to several hours long, depending on the instructor and time of day. Hatha yoga is a form of physical fitness that involves stretching and strengthening muscles.
In general, hatha yoga has been shown to helps improve flexibility, strength, and balance, which can in turn help you reduce stress and build confidence.
So whether you’re looking to lose weight, gain muscle mass, calm down, or just enjoy yourself, Hatha yoga is a great form of exercise.
What is Vinyasa Yoga?
Vinyasa yoga is one of the most popular styles of yoga today. It combines elements of power yoga, flow yoga, and traditional hatha yoga. Vinyasa yoga is typically practiced in flowing sequences that emphasize breath work and postures.
The word vinyasa literally translates to “flow,” and it refers to the smooth transitions between poses. In this style, students practice a sequence of poses called a vinyasa. Each pose flows smoothly into the next, creating a continuous movement.
Vinyasa yoga focuses on breath work throughout the entire practice. This helps to increase lung capacity, which is important for people who want to build muscle mass. Yoga builds core strength and increases flexibility. And it’s a great way to strengthen the upper body.
Vinyasa yoga builds strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance. It helps people relax and relieve tension. Most importantly, it gives you energy.
In addition to the physical benefits, there are many mental health benefits associated with practicing yoga. Yoga helps people relax, relieve stress, reduce anxiety, increase focus, and develop greater awareness.
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Our team at Kintsugi Physical Therapy & Wellness strongly believes that yoga should be accessible to everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, physical ability, or financial situation. We strive to create a safe space where our clients feel comfortable exploring their practice and learning new skills.