The word “vinyasa” can be translated as “arranging something in a special way,” and yoga classes help to coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next.
The practice combines postures together to form a fluid sequence of movement and is beneficial for strength, mobility and mind. Incorporating the breath, it helps to prevent injury, calm the mind and release tension in the body.’ I start the practice with a meditation, which brings us into an awareness of ourselves on the mat, before beginning to flow through sun salutations and a series of standing and seated asanas – or postures – and ending with an affirmation that allows us to think freely and positively about ourselves.
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga as exercise. It embeds the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, with postures or ‘asanas’ that are held for longer periods of time than in other styles.
Holding each of the positions for four to five minutes has many benefits for the body – and not just for the muscles. It helps connective tissues, fascia and ligaments and it helps to improve circulation in the joints, as well as alignments and flexibility.’ Yin Yoga helps to instil a sense of calmness in our fast-paced culture, which can so easily invade and take over everyday lives. The practice is suitable for all ages and levels of ability, bringing a balance to the mind and body, which extends beyond time on the yoga mat to the rest of the day. I will guide you through this tranquil class, offering modifications or deeper stretches for each posture for those who wish, and helping everyone to gain a sense of stillness and of the present.
Meditation is a practise that allows us to get to know ourselves better, by understanding the mental chatter in our minds, allowing us to control negative emotions that are not serving us. Permitting us to reduce stress levels and to find clarity, achievinga mental clear and emotional calm, stable state.
I want to share how powerful and beneficial meditation is for us. There has been, and still is so much uncertainty in the world and while many things remain outside our control, our mindset is key to coping with difficult circumstances and facing the unknown. With meditation we learn how to gain authority over those negative emotions we all acquire – anxiety, fear, worry, and stress, amongst others. Each class is 20 minutes, with a different theme each week covering techniques including – mindfulness, breath work, progressive muscle relaxation and many more. Ending each session with a positive affirmation to take with us throughout the day.
Beginners yoga flow
If you are new to yoga and want to learn the foundations before exploring other styles, then beginners will be the perfect starting point for you. In this class we will break down each posture and work on the correct alignment, so we can move safely and efficiently throughout each posture. There are benefits behind each posture and movement in yoga which will be explained during the class, helping us have a deeper understanding of the anatomy of the body and the traditional yoga positions. Each class will start with a brief meditation which will be different each week, following the beginners sequence that will contain a series of standing and seated asanas (postures), ending with a final meditation and positive affirmations, which allow us to think freely and positively about ourselves.
HIIT & Yoga
Come join Moksha Movement as they join both Fitness and Yoga in one 45minute session. The first 25 minutes will be lead by Rob who will begin with a warm up, moving on to an energised, dynamic, fun HIIT workout. Focusing on both strength and cardio. HIIT produces many of the same health benefits as other forms of exercise in a shorter amount of time. These benefits include lower body fat, heart rate and blood pressure. Emily will then take over and end the last 20 minutes of the session with a tranquil, slow moving, yoga practice and meditation. Stretching after a work out helps repair muscles and reduces stiffness and soreness. Incorporating deep, meditative, breathing to improve blood circulation and providing oxygen to each muscle groups. Ending with a meditation to help us reset, recharge and allow us to have a productive, energising, positive rest of our days. Each class is catered for all levels and body types.