Hatha Yoga Series (8 classes this June)
Sthiram Sukham Asanam -( Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra )-
Happiness in the stillness of the Asana
Yoga series taught by Dr. Anjali
Starting on June 1st (Monday), Twice a week
Class Dates: June 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26
Monday: 5:30-6:30pm & Thursdays: 11am-12nn
at Six Degrees Movement Studio
Cost: $40-80 sliding scale for the 8-class pass
Payment by cash, cheque or e-transfer
The class will only run with a minimum of 4 people
Sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-866-8484
Registration deadline: May 26th (Fri), 2017
Yoga is not just about postures, but a way of life
It involves many practices including Yama – Rules, Niyama – Regulations, Pranayama – Breath Control and Asanas- Postures.
Yoga practice consists of five key elements: proper breathing, proper exercise, proper relaxation, proper diet and positive thinking. The yoga postures or ‘asanas’ are designed to ease muscular tension, tone internal organs and improve flexibility of the body’s joints and ligaments.
Yoga can be practised both as a fitness routine as well as used therapeutically. For both, an instructor is needed initially to help learn and to supervise, helping you train your body after which one is encouraged to practice often on their own for maximum benefit.
Relaxation and Flexibility are the main targets of a yoga session. So don’t worry if you are not in shape, yoga will gently, with enough rest between Asanas, bring your body to the supple postures you see in charts.
Breathing practice or Pranayama is a wonderful way of keeping the nasal tract clear and desensitising it to the cold, pollen, dust etc. It also helps calm the mind and sharpen its focus
Pranayama is a wonderful way to start a session of meditation, for those of you who are interested in pursuing it.
A special Yogic practice called Trataka can help with eye strain and can reduce the weakening of eye musculature.
The yoga taught is based on Hatha, helping each person find their potential and encouraging the body to stretch and strengthen.
The ante-natal classes focus on gently providing support to the hips, breathing and overall circulation, so that the pregnancy is enjoyable and the birth itself is as easy and relaxed as possible.
Dr Anjali is a second generation homeopath who has come from a very busy holistic practice which she shared with her mother in India. Anjali started learning at a young age as her mother inspired her to follow a similar route in health care. She began her career in holistic sciences with a Teachers certificate in Yoga. She was fifteen years old and the youngest in her class, and has been practising and teaching Yoga ever since.