Hatha: The word Hatha means willful or forceful. Hatha yoga refers to a set of physical exercises that are designed to align your skin, muscles and bones. The postures are designed to open the many channels of the body-especially the main channel, the spine-so that energy can flow freely. Hatha yoga is a path to creating balance, uniting opposites and is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It asks us to bring more attention to the breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment.
Vinyasa: Movement in this class is synchronized to the breath. It’s often called flow yoga, because of the way the poses run together like a dance. The continual movement provides an added cardiovascular benefit that some traditional forms of yoga do not. Vinyasa practice can increase muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility. It’s a very diverse practice that allows teachers to tailor the sequences to their own philosophy and their students’ needs. Teachers offer modifications and encourage students to work at their own level.
Yin: Yin classes allow you the freedom to work at your own intensity and improve your flexibility and sense of well-being. Yin targets the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine with gentle and long-held poses that are performed seated or lying on the mat. The asanas are gentle and may appear passive, but Yin is not a restorative practice. This class is suitable for all levels and is a great complement to a vigorous asana practice.
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