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Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga today usually is a slowly-paced class, consisting of asanas (postures).
It’s a great place to start if you are new to yoga or to advance or deepen your practice.
You get the time and space to become familiar with yoga poses and relaxation techniques.
A Hatha Yoga class would most likely include postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama)
and meditation. The practice of Hatha historically, was used to prepare the body for extreme
and prolonged meditation so it is designed to release tension and stress in body and mind.

Hatha Yoga is the basis for all contemporary, physical yoga practices.
When you do Iyengar, this is hatha yoga; when you do Ashtanga,
as different as this may seem, it’s Hatha too!

The Goal of Yoga

  • The yoga pose is not the goal.
  • Becoming flexible or standing on your hands is not the goal.
  • The goal is to create space where you were once stuck.
  • To unveil layers of protection you´ve built around your heart.
  • To appreciate your body and become aware of the mind and the noise it creates.
  • To make peace with who you are. The goal is to love….well, you.
  • Shift your focus and your heart will grow

Benefits of regular Yoga practice

  •  Makes the body stronger and more flexible.
  •  Release tension and trauma stored in the body.
  •  Calms the mind.
  •  Improves your circulatory and cardio health.
  •  Helps you sleep better.
  •  Increases your energy levels.
  •  Reduces injuries.
  •  Improves your posture.
  •  Improves anxiety and depression.
  •  Helps with chronic pain.
  •  Releases endorphins that improve your mood.
  •  Creates space in body and mind and in that space you find balance and the opportunity for spiritual growth.

Your Yoga Teachers at Flow Dance Academy

Mel
Due to her nature of work and the people she used to work for, Mel was often en route touring throughout Europe. Since her surroundings were ever changing, she would often practice Yoga and meditation in order to find her own sense of calmness. Regular sessions of Yoga then led to a real passion until she joined the Yoga Alliance where she graduated from the Yoga Teacher Training at Lotos Yoga in Berlin under the direction of Federico Mese Althabe.