Stress is often stuck in the body as muscle tension. This tension ensures that muscles and joints are stiff. During the yoga class are you looking at the tension in the body and learn to let go through your breathing. Once the muscle tone decreases, the spine can move again. At the same time build you build up strength to support a new, open body posture.
Body and mind are very closely linked. The physical relaxation also works on a mental level. You learn in a more relaxed way to deal with stress and meanwhile you're doing intensive physical excercise.
A Flow class is similar to the series from the Asthanga or sun salutations from Hatha yoga.
Each time the series change, so different groups of asanas are being practised.
At the beginning of the class the focus is on technique and getting to know the alignment in the series.
After a few times the movements in your body increases and you think less and less about the technology.
The series is becoming more fluid as performed and the flow experience is deepened when exercise and breathing come together. The Flow class is different from Power Yoga since attention is given to the technical execution of the asana's.
Yin Yoga is a deep and meditative practice that enhances your awareness, allows you to feel more subtle energies and sensations and it teaches you to relax profoundly. It prepares the mind and body for long meditation sessions and stimulates the vital energy (Chi) that flows through the fascia nurturing, balancing and healing your physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.
Yin Yoga focuses on regaining and expanding the original range of motion of the connective tissues such as: fascia, ligaments, tendons and joints. Furthermore it recovers the natural curvature of the spine and extends the overall flexibility of the body. Yin yoga is a perfect complement for all active forms of (yang) yoga and sports
Yin Yang Yoga
In a Yin Yang Yoga class active , strenghtning and dynamic postures (Yang) , are alternated with stilling postures ( Yin ) which are held longer. The Yang in movements aimes at ( postural ) muscles and provide a powerful vital body .
The Yin postures focus more on the deeper connective tissues around joints and organs.
This creates a healthy balance between body and mind : Yin and Yang.
Vinyasa Yoga is a fluid, dynamic form of yoga in which different postures alternate to the rhythm of the breath.
The continued focus on breath and movement brings attention easily.
Elements from the sun salutations are a recurring part and used as a link between the postures.
The emphasis in this class on the physical effort: increasing (inner) strength , concentration and endurance.
Vinyasa yoga is a must if you're looking for more physical challenge.
Even if you are struggling with a lot of anxiety (worry , uncertainty, grinding thoughts) this form of yoga can help to come ' out of your head and into your body. Building physical strength and concentration strengthens your inner basis and has a positive effect on your confidence.