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Styles of Yoga
About Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
Ashtanga is a dynamic, flowing practice, characterised by its use of the ‘vinyasa’, or a ‘special link’, which connects each posture to the next in one smooth movement, in synchronization with the breath.
This marriage of breath and movement is the essence of ashtanga vinyasa. The heat created detoxifies the body and gives a great all round cardiovascular exercise; building strength, stamina, flexibility and tone.
While ashtanga is often seen as a more dynamic, challenging form of yoga, in reality anybody with an average level of fitness can do it.
With practice the strength and flexibility will come.
You can download the Ashtanga Primary Series Instructional card below
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You may notice that some of our classes are ‘Self Practice’. This is the traditional way of practising yoga from teacher to student.
You will begin to learn the Primary Series step by step. At your own level. In a typical Ashtanga Self Practice class there will be students of all levels and abilities practicing together. This means you develop your practice at a pace suitable to you.
We regularly hold Beginners Courses. If you are new to yoga this course is essential and a great introduction to the ashtanga yoga practice.
About Yin Yoga
While a dynamic yoga practice focuses on the muscles, yin yoga focuses on the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and joints of the body that normally get less attention during a more active Asana practice. Suitable for almost all levels of student, yin yoga is a perfect complement to a dynamic (yang) practice such as ashtanga which focuses on heat building and purifying and muscle strengthening and lengthening.
Yin yoga targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine and poses are generally seated using gravity and various props rather than any physical effort. A yin yoga class can be challenging though as we stay in the pose from 3 – 10 minutes and sometimes longer.