Yoga Styles

Yoga Styles

Yoga Styles @ YMH Glasgow

Vinyasya Yoga: Vinyasa flow yoga links a variety of yoga poses together with the breath in a flowing sequence. There is no standard sequence in Vinyasa yoga, so the pace, sequencing and intensity will all vary depending on the teacher. The class may be dynamic and focus on strengthening  and core sequences or it may be a slower flow with an emphasis on mobility, flexibility and stability. The term vinyasa refers to movement with the breath, so although you may also hold poses for a few breaths, you will move from one pose to the next using your breath.

Hatha Yoga: The majority of contemporary, physical forms of yoga are derived from Hatha Yoga e.g Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Iyengar. Hatha yoga is usually slower-paced where yoga poses are held for a few breaths. A Hatha class will often also include breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation. It is a great place to start as a beginner as time is given to deconstructing poses and building strong foundations in the various yoga poses and in alignment with breath awareness.

Yin Yoga: Yin yoga targets our connective tissues found in our ligaments, joints, bones, and the deep layered fascia of the body. Energetically, Yin yoga improves our energy flow, enhancing and balancing the flow of Chi. A Yin yoga class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the hips and spine. The poses are held for up to five minutes and sometimes possibly longer. 

Yinyasa Yoga: Yinyasa blends yin yoga with yang yoga – two styles of yoga into one practice. It brings together the benefits of passively holding yin yoga poses with more dynamic yang standing, twisting and balancing postures.

Vinyasa Krama Yoga: Vinyasa Krama Yoga is a method practiced and taught by the Indian Yoga master, Sri T. Krishnamacharya. Vinyasa Krama means a step by step progression into a yoga pose. The yoga poses are organised in a logical sequence with each variation linked to the next with transitional movements using full breath awareness. It is suitable for all levels.

Over 50’s & Over 60’s Yoga: These classes are suitable for any individual aged 50 years plus. The students who attend the weekly classes range in age from their early fifties to their early eighties. You can either be seated on the floor or on a chair – whichever you are most comfortable with. Yoga therapy inspired applications are incorporated within the class to release stiffness and tension from all parts of the body. Yoga can aid relief from many conditions like Back Pain, Neck problems, Diabetes, High blood pressure and Asthma. Guided relaxation and breath work are also practiced.

HIIT Yoga: Shake off your working week and re-energise your body and mind for the weekend ahead with (HIIT) High Intensity Interval Training Yoga. The class blends yoga poses and sequences with a HIIT tempo and focuses primarily on strength and stamina. We will build muscle, burn calories, improve our metabolism and cardiovascular system whilst keeping our heart and mind in great shape.

Children’s Yoga: The Children’s Yoga class is taught in a fun and engaging way. Simple stretching exercises, a variety of easy yoga postures, breath-work and relaxation techniques are all incorporated within the children’s yoga class. The class is suitable for children aged 6 years old to 12 years old.

Pregnancy Yoga: The pregnancy yoga class is a beginner friendly yoga class and is suitable for all levels of experience. The class provide a supportive and nurturing environment for women throughout  and after their pregnancy. Classes are suitable from 13 weeks into pregnancy. Please consult with your G.P before attending class.

Hot Vinyasa Yoga: This style of yoga is similar to Vinyasa flow, but the classes have been adapted to create more of a physical workout using simple yoga sequences combined with core workout techniques which help to quickly strengthen and tone your body.

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