Hatha Yoga (level 2)Some Yoga experience recommended
Hatha Yoga (level 2)
Level 2 classes are intended for people who already have some Yoga experience. The main point of a Beginners (level 1) Class is to get used to how to practice Yoga. By the time you are ready for a level 2 Class, you already know that Yoga is not a competition or a performance. You’ll be able to approach your ‘edges’ with interest and without straining or collapse. You will be comfortable not doing anything you feel is inappropriate for you, without feeling inadequate. You will also be prepared to try something new. You will have at least a basic understanding of Yoga asanas (postures), Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation), Breath awareness (Pranayama) and Meditation.
Hatha Yoga classes draw on many styles of Yoga including Classical Hatha, Hatha Flow, Kundalini, Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga.
The discipline of Hatha Yoga aims at the release of tensions and stress in the body through coordinated flow, and through the physical approach of its postures called asanas. The distinctive method of classical Hatha is the way asanas are performed, slowly and mindfully. The mind is helped to create a “feel” for the body through the intuitive performance of the asanas. We will occupy a full spectrum of energies from gross to subtle, effort to relaxation. The body responds by becoming stronger and more flexible, releasing the resistance established by the lack of practice and old habits. A closer relationship is then created between body and mind, and one begins to perceive a fresh sense of well being. If the practice of this ancient knowledge is maintained with regularity, soon a new state of health will be experienced and enjoyed.