The root of the word Yoga is "yuj", which means "unity", indicating that the purpose of yoga is to unite ourselves with our highest nature. Yoga is a disciplines that sees mind and body as one, as we master our body we will are able to master our mind. It practised correctly, yoga will enable us to live more deliberately, to experience inner peace, harmony, and clarity of mind.
In Hatha yoga we learn to align our joints, bones and spine, engage our muscles and become aware of our internal organs. Through this alignment of the poses we begin to understand our physical body, which then enables us to focus on our breath (pranayama), that which gives us life. When we learn to coordinate our breath with the movements of our physical body, this is one way to become synchronised with our mental state, enhancing our concentration and awareness; it also improves the cardiovascular system (heart and arteries), the digestive system , musculo-skeletal, and the nervous system. All the asanas in yoga have a therapeutic effect.
"If we become masters of our minds we become masters of our suffering"
From the Yoga Sutras
Hatha Yoga on Mondays with Thaïs - All levels
Monday Evenings: 7pm - 8pm.
£45 for 6 weeks. £8 Drop-in.
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This class is open to everyone: A careful approach according to each student's need, age or ability. Complete beginners are most welcome.
We will learn how to relax the body through breathing techniques (Pranayama) and good alignment of the body through traditional yoga postures (Asanas).
The aim is to create a calm and quiet atmosphere so that active and creative work can be achieved.
Thaïs started practicing Yoga in 1998 and has been teaching since 2003. She trained with Sama Fabian at the "Aurolab Yoga Project". Her study was mainly based on the teachings of Dona Holleman and Orit Sen. Gupta. The Aurolab is part of the IYN (Independent Yoga Network UK).