Yoga for Every Body

Yoga for Every Body

Yoga for Every Body

Yoga for Every Body

Yoga for Every Body

Yoga for Every Body

What to expect in a typical class with Lani

"Yoga", from the ancient language of Sanskrit, means 'union' or 'communion'. It supports the connection between mind and body; the inner world and the outer world; the 'little self' and the 'higher self'.

A well rounded yoga class places equal value on postures, breath, relaxation and meditation in a class setting. It provides a systematic sequence of practices - each one becoming a stepping stone for the next.  

 

 

The "asanas" (postures) are a gentle progression of movements, which mobilise and stretch the body in stages. Each individual is encouraged to manage the postures at the level which suits them. The asanas are performed simultaneously with the flow of the breath.  This keeps the mind focussed and brings a meditative quality to the practices, which in turn allows the mind to withdraw from the usual worries and pre-occupations of life.

 

I believe that a good yoga class leaves us feeling nurtured and enriched. It leaves us feeling tuned up physically, and tuned in mentally. It calms the mind and releases emotions. It provides a supportive environment in which we can leave behind the outer world and be at one with ourselves. It is non-competitive.

 

A well balanced yoga class integrates a blend of postures (asanas); special breathing practices ('pranayama'); various mediation techniques and deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra).

 

A yoga class can be supportive simply to enhance your physical well-being through postures (asanas), breathing techniques ('pranayama') and relaxation or it can provide a pathway for spiritual enlightenment - depending on your intentions. The more physical types of personalities may relate to yoga mainly on the physical level whereas the more emotional types may choose a 'brand' of yoga which provides a spiritual path such as 'Bhakti' yoga - the yoga of devotion where a spiritual leader nourishes the aspirant just as a parent nourishes a child to grow. Practices beyond asana and pranayama may be included where a personal mantra given by the spiritual guide to use in meditation which helps to unlock the mental and emotional blockages which have formed through past traumas.

Yoga provides something for everybody.

 

Yoga for Every Body

Yoga for Every Body

Yoga for Every Body

Yoga for Every Body

Yoga for Every Body

Yoga for Every Body