HATHA, VINYASA, YIN YOGA, Yoga Nidra, mindfulness en Meditatie.
There are many different styles of physical yoga (hatha). And when you just start you can easily get lost in the jungle called ‘yoga’. But in the end it’s all yoga! Just try a class and choose your favourite style.
The yoga I teach are Hatha, Vinyasa yoga and Yin yoga.
Most forms of yoga in the West can be classified as Hatha Yoga. Hatha simply refers to the practice of physical yoga postures, meaning your Ashtanga, vinyasa, Iyengar and Power Yoga classes are all Hatha Yoga.
Vinyasa and Yin are two completely different styles. With a different approach to the physical body, where in vinyasa you activate your muscles while in Yin yoga you want to relax the muscles. In both styles, my true love for the connection between the physical and the emotional are a binding factor and a red thread during my teachings. I can mix the two different styles in one class, known as a YIN- Yang Class.
Vinyasa yoga is a dynamic form of yoga. The word “vinyasa” can be translated as “arranging something in a special way,” like yoga poses for example. In vinyasa yoga classes, students coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next. Vinyasa is also the term used to describe a specific sequence of poses (Chaturanga to Upward-Facing Dog to Downward-Facing Dog) commonly used throughout a vinyasa class. Vinyasa yoga teaches us to cultivate an awareness that links each action to the next—on the mat and in our lives.
Yin yoga is different to the yoga most of us are familiar with. Much of the yoga taught today is dynamic and active, designed to work our muscles, our yang tissues. Yin yoga is the other side of the coin
Yin Yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things; yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect. In the body, the relatively stiff connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, fascia are yin, while the more mobile muscles and blood are yang. A Yin Yoga class consists a serie of long-held, passive floor poses. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer. Yin yoga is the perfect partner to yang yoga and other types of yang exercise, like running, cycling, boxing, cross-fit etc.
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What can yoga do for you?
Practiced mindfully, yoga can be a true healing, trans-formative practice. It works on many levels, physical, mental and spiritual and affects all the bodily systems. Through yoga we learn to feel and to listen to our body, turning our attention inwards, tapping into the vastness and intelligence of our inner wisdom, our greatest and wisest teacher of all.
Yoga is all about getting more conscious of your mind, body, your lifestyle and your true self. If you practice mindfully yoga, you will get more and more aligned with your in most being.
When you are aligned with your inmost being you will have so much fun, feel better, sleep better enjoy life, can easily make decisions, have good relationships and you can better deal with stress- full situations. Life will still be challenging from time to time, that life, full of contrasts, but with yoga you will build a strong fundament so you whatever happens you know you can face it.
What does yoga actually mean?
The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word ‘yui’ which means ‘to yoke’, ‘to unite’ or to come together. If you ask people: “When are you feeling most happy?” All the answers have in their own way to do with connection.
The interconnection between body, mind and soul is of a great importance today as we are losing this connection through the speed of modern life.
And how we connect with ourselves has a lot to do with how we connect with our family, colleagues, friends or partner. And on a different level also with how we connect with the earth, nature and universe.
Yoga teaches us to become present in every action, in every moment. Developing awareness. To become more aware of your thoughts, words and actions.
There are many paths of yoga
Karma: yoga about selfless activity
Jnana: yoga of knowledge
Bakthi: yoga of devotion
Hatha: yoga of the physical