Monday, March 30, 2015

Styles of Yoga

When you are looking around for a yoga class to attend, you will see terms like "Hatha, Iyengar, ashtanga and vinyasa flow". Many of these terms come from the more ancient concepts and texts of yoga, but what do they mean today? What kind of class will it be?

The link below is a fairly comprehensive guide that gives you some idea of what each style of yoga class may be like. They will vary a lot still, depending on the instructor, but this is a good starting point:
Yoga Styles Guide

Monday, March 16, 2015

For your home practice - some basic poses

As I continue my New Year's commitment again this year - to roll out my mat every day - I remember each morning as I practice, the surge of energy and inspiration it brings me.

To inspire you in your home practice - I found this blog article which covers many of the poses we do in my Gentle Yoga class. For anyone who has taken at least a few yoga classes with a certified teacher, you have hopefully done most of these poses. These are some of the basic poses you can do at home as you cultivate your home practice:

Best yoga poses for beginners

This could be a short session of just about 15 - 20 minutes. See how good you feel afterwards!