Yoga Meditation / Reiki
“Yoga” originated from the word “yoke”, or union. That’s because the purpose of practicing yoga is to create a union between the body and mind. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that yoga is the perfect example of a holistic life since it helps connect and balance the body and mind.
Yoga is a 5000 year-old tradition that originated in India, where monks would go in seclusion for years in order to create a disease-free body and a mentally-stronger mind. All the postures that are used during yoga practice have a specific purpose. To realign musculature, increase flexibility and detoxify the body.
When practiced properly along with the right breathing techniques, yoga can help strengthen the nervous system, stimulate the circulatory system and help the digestive and endocrine systems. Yoga can also improve flexibility and is great way to make your muscles and joints stronger.
During my classes, you are going to practice the three following types of yoga:
Based on ancient yoga teachings, Ashtanga was first popularized by K. Pattabhi Jois in the 70s. It is a rigorous style of yoga and practitioners need to follow a specific sequence of movements and postures that are a lot similar to Vinyasa yoga. The main difference that sets Ashtanga yoga apart from the rest is that you need to perform the same poses in exactly the same way every time. Out of all the yoga styles, Ashtanga is considered to be the most physically demanding.
Vinyasa has been derived from a Sanskrit word, which roughly translates to “to place in a special way”. In the context of Vinyasa yoga, this refers to a sequence of poses. Vinyasa yoga is well known for its fluidity in movement and its smooth transition from pose to pose. While the intensity of Vinyasa is similar to Ashtanga, the difference is that no two Vinyasa classes are the same, which means each Vinyasa class is going to be an amalgamation of various different movements and poses. This makes it the perfect choice for all those who do not like routine.
Hatha is a generic term that refers to any type of yoga which teaches physical postures. In Hatha yoga classes, students will get a general introduction to the basics of yoga. Since the movements and postures are easy, you are likely not going to break a sweat while practicing hatha yoga. That being said, you will feel relaxed and looser after each hatha yoga session.
A typical yoga class helps open energy channels, allowing the flow of life force through your body. This in turn, can help correct any imbalances in the body, while also activating the body’s natural self-healing ability that all of us possess.
Reiki is a Japanese word which means “Universal life force”. It is an ancient hands-on art which originated from Tibet but was rediscovered by a Japanese monk in the 19th century. Reiki is a precise method of connecting universal energy with the power of healing. This is achieved through the hands of the practitioner. Reiki is performed by the student on a body work table. The practitioner then places their hands gently on or above the person, to help the client draw energy which is the universal life force energy. The purpose of reiki is to help individuals get in touch with their innate healing abilities.
Pilates is a great low-impact form of exercise that focuses on balancing your body and soul, while helping you create a strong and flexible body. It is a combination of mind and body exercises that have evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates, and is useful in improving posture, flexibility and balance, while toning and strengthening the muscles. If you are going through chronic health problems then you can easily use my Pilates classes to help ease the pain and discomfort. The main purpose of Pilates is to strengthen the person’s core muscles of the body.