The world of Yoga – Styles, poses & co.

A mini guide into the world of Yoga.

So, you have finally decided to start doing yoga? Or are you a regular practitioner and want to try something different?
The world of yoga is amazing, fascinating and almost endless. Don’t you agree? Unsurprisingly, many wonderful people decided to offer yoga in our beautiful region of Aljezur. And therefore, we try an attempt to introduce you to some types and styles over the next months.
Which Yoga classes are available in Aljezur?                              Check out our calendar.
No, I want a entire week to embrace my love for yoga.         Check out our retreats.
Once you dive into the world of yoga, you have several options. Choose between physically demanding class or an easy, relaxing, meditative classes. We try to explain them all.

HATHA YOGA

If you are new to the world of yoga, this yoga tradition most familiar to our Western culture is a perfect entry point to start your practice. In general Hatha includes most yoga styles.

Meaning

In Sanskrit (a ancient indian language) Hatha stands for ha meaning “sun” and tha, meaning “moon”. However, the wird Hatha literally means “effort,” “force,” or “exertion.
Haha Yoga includes the practice of postures called asanas and breathing techniques referred to as pranayama. Both help you bring peace to your mind and body and prepares you for a deeper meditation.

Typical asanas
  • Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)
  • Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
  • Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose)
  • Baddha Konasana (Cobbler Pose)
  • Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend Pose)
  • Sethu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)
  • Balasana (Child Pose)
Benefits of Hatha Yoga
  • Strengthens and tones body
  • Tones muscles around the spine
  • Releases tension in the body
  • Improves flexibility
  • Improved mood
  • Control over desires
  • Positive outlook on life

Come back and join us for a monthly series of different yoga types and styles.

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