09/09/2023 7:30 pm - 07/10/2023 - 8:30 pm
Zennon Studio, Buizemontstraat, 41 9500, Geraardsbergen, BELGIUM
Join Kristina for Hatha Yoga classes
Day: Every Friday Duration: 1 hour Time: 7:30 PM
Session 1 Date: September 8th, 2023
Session 2 Date: September 15th, 2023
Session 3 Date: September 22nd, 2023
Session 4 Date: September 29th, 2023
Session 5 Date: October 6th, 2023
Cost: 65 Euro for the full 5-session package
Location: Zennon Studio
Please arrive a few minutes before the session begins to get settled in. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your own yoga mat and water bottle.
Hatha Yoga is a traditional form of yoga that emphasises the balance between physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and relaxation or meditation. It is a holistic approach to health and well-being that seeks to unite the body, mind, and spirit. The word “Hatha” is derived from two Sanskrit words: “ha” meaning sun and “tha” meaning moon, representing the balance of opposing forces.
In Hatha Yoga, the practice of asanas (physical postures) is a central component. These postures are designed to enhance flexibility, strength, and balance in the body. They are often held for a period of time and are accompanied by conscious breathing. The focus on breathing helps to deepen the practice, increase awareness, and encourage relaxation.
Pranayama, the breath control techniques in Hatha Yoga, play a crucial role in harmonising the body and mind. Through various breathing exercises, practitioners learn to control and manipulate their breath, which in turn can influence their physical and mental states. Pranayama techniques are used to increase energy levels, calm the mind, and promote mental clarity.
Hatha Yoga also emphasises the importance of relaxation and meditation. Each session typically ends with a period of relaxation or meditation, allowing practitioners to integrate the benefits of the physical postures and breathing exercises. This relaxation phase promotes stress reduction, improved focus, and a sense of inner calm.
The practice of Hatha Yoga is suitable for individuals of all ages and fitness levels. It can be tailored to meet individual needs, making it accessible to beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Regular practice of Hatha Yoga can lead to increased flexibility, enhanced physical strength, improved posture, better breathing habits, reduced stress, and a greater sense of overall well-being.
Overall, Hatha Yoga is not just about physical fitness, but also about cultivating a balanced and harmonious lifestyle. It encourages the development of self-awareness, self-discipline, and self-discovery, making it a comprehensive approach to enhancing both physical and mental health.