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Hatha yoga means "yoga of force" and can be used as a general term for any of the physical forms of yoga. This practice is gentle, slow paced and great for beginners wanting to familiarise themselves with the physical yoga postures (asanas). Like Hatha, Vinyasa Flow links breath with movement but can be a more vigorous form by continually moving from one posture to the next. Both practises quiten the mind and nurture a healthy body and soul.
Ashtanga Vinyasa was established by Pattabhi Jois and is one of the oldest forms of yoga. This practice is fast-paced, dynamic and great for intermediate levels or those who have practiced some form of yoga before. Ashtanga has a number of set series called "primary", "secondary" and "tertiary". This practice promotes strength, energy and flexibility.
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Yin yoga is a deeper practice that targets the body's connective tissue and compliments vigorous yang forms of yoga. This practice is typically floor-based, postures are held for 3-5 minutes and was originally developed to prepare the body for long meditation sessions. Yin yoga encourages the body to soften into the pose while making use of props and blankets. This practice triggers the vagus nerve and the parasympathetic nervous system, helping us to feel balanced and aid a good night's sleep.
We are happy to provide private classes from the comfort of your own home or you can book to have a private lesson where we are based in Leeds. We offer hatha, vinyasa flow, ashtanga vinyasa, yin, restorative as well as yoga nidra ("yogic sleep"), meditation, mindfulness and breath manipulation. Contact usto discuss further.
As a sedentary environment, the workplace is a wonderful arena to counterbalance daily routines and long-term physical effects desk sitting can have on our backs, shoulders, hips and wrists. Not forgetting the mental effects that long hours and stressful days filled with deadlines, meetings, training and networking events can have on our wellbeing. Yoga counteracts this by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, sometimes called the rest and digest system, which slows the heart rate, improves digestion, restores the body to a state of equilibrium and maintains long-term health by allowing us to relax and repair.
We offer a variety of different packages to suit your needs. Contact us for further details.
All of svaposa's classes address the importance of mindfulness but if you're struggling to focus and find yourself with monkey-mind more often than not (jumping from past to future with little attention on the present) then feel free to contact us about a tailored approach
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