Characteristics: “Ha-tha” (sun – moon) Yoga is nowadays the most widespread type of yoga as it is used in a broad way, embracing most yoga styles and traditions. Typically it includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (yoga breathing exercises) as well as Surya Namaskar (dynamic Sun Salutation sequence) with the goal to prepare the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation. As the Hatha Yoga classes are relatively gentle and slow, they are great for beginners or students who prefer a more relaxed style where they hold poses longer. You are likely to leave the class feeling taller, looser, and more relaxed. Suitable for all.
Benefits: On the physical level this practice improves i.a. balance and flexibility, increases strength and life force. Furthermore, it stimulates the cardiopulmonary function, the digestive, nervous, and endocrine system. Benefits on other levels include a deeper sense of awareness, increased self-confidence and well-being as well as a calm and integrated mind.