The Ashtanga is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures; a process producing intense heat. The result is an improved circulation, a light and strong body and a calm mind.
A yoga that allows women to less "undergo" the realities and sometimes rock'n roll effects of their hormonal system.
Through powerful respiratory practice and selected postures, estrogen production is energized and harmonized with the pituitary gland and thyroid gland.
There are also visualization, breathing, mudras, bandhas and anti-stress exercises.
The hormonal glands: ovaries, adrenals, thyroid, pituitary gland (hypophysis) are awakened, energized for the greatest benefit of the woman.
Through the regular practice of hormone yoga you recover your physical, mental and emotional balance, joy and lightness!
The teaching of yoga by BKS Iyengar is based on extensive practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing). The teaching of Iyengar yoga is precise and rigorous.
Kundalini is the yoga of awareness. Kundalini works on different plans of being from tools like postures (asanas), breath control (pranayama), the work of mental concentration, sound, song, meditation and breathing.
Kurma yoga, or yoga of the tortoise, approaches in an original way the different aspects of yoga (postures, breathing, meditation ...) Kurma yoga is not another form of yoga but a set of pedagogical elements that enable to refine any yoga practice, and make it easier, more accurate and more effective.
Meditation (Buddhist definition)
The closest term in the classical languages of Buddhism is bhavana, which means "mental development".
In Buddhism, meditation is a postural practice, mental, relaxing and rigorous. There are two classes of meditation practices:
- Shamatha (quiet) develops the ability to focus attention on a single point.
- Vipassana (vision) develops insight and wisdom by seeing the true nature of reality.
The meditator begins by establishing calm in his mind (shamatha) in order to then develop a true vision of his feelings and reality.
Yoga Nidra is a deeply relaxing yoga that helps recover, improve sleep and explore the subconscious.
Practiced regularly, Yoga Nidra is a powerful instrument that can help us change our lives. Each course is the oportunity to create conditions of rare receptivity through a process on the threshold of awakening and conscious sleep, a state where all dualities disappear for a deep well being.
Restorative Yoga is a deeply relaxing style of Yoga practice. It is a receptive practice, not an active practice. During this time, we will experiment a slow Vinyasa Yoga plus a 30 minutes into another style of Yoga: restorative Yoga. You are in the poses completely supported in a particular shape, which helps achieve the desired benefit - it could open up your lungs, release tension in your lower back...
"Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity."
Known to promote relaxation, flexibility and health of the body, YinYoga is for both beginners and experienced practitioners. It is a deeply relaxing yoga and favor among people wishing to learn to relax or have a great need to recover from the stress misdeeds. Yin Yoga relies on long-term stretching, combining a slow, deep breathing. Characterized by postures held for several minutes, Yin Yoga can work the entire body and mind.
By targeting connective tissue rather than focusing the work on the muscles, Yin Yoga improves significantly the flexibility of the body, healthy joints and organs. Yin Yoga works the body, heart and mind in depth.
The three fundamental Yin Yoga: respect its limits, once the limit found, stand still, let the body remaining open long into the posture. The vast majority of postures are ground ones.
For every movement, there is a breath. The purpose of Vinyasa is internal cleansing; breathing is moving together while performing asanas (postures) in order to "get a boiling blood" according to Pattabhi Jois.
The heat created from yoga cleans the blood that circulates more freely. The combination of asanas and pranayama (breath control) removes body pains. For it is only through sweat that disease leaves the body and can produce purification. Once the body purified , the nervous system is approached. Vinyasa creates a foundation for this to happen (Tristhana): posture - breathing - eyes positioning, that to say the body - the nervous system - the mind.
Yoga for children
"Yoga is a unified system that allows the child to have a complete and balanced personality. It develops physical strength, emotional stability as well as its intellectual and creative talents. "