Yoga Heartbeat - Thursday Yoga for Beginners
How will work Yin Yang Yoga for beginners?
This activity is usually led by Alejandra
16 years - 90 years
A yin yoga class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body: the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues, while expanding flexibility and invigorating the energy centers of the body (nadis), blockages are released and your energy flow increases. Yin yoga focuses on static movement, pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation. The primary differences between yin yoga and many others forms of yoga is that you are encouraged not to use your muscles and passive poses are held for up to 5 minutes, sometime longer. This flow of energy through the body in chinese medicine is referred to as chi and in Yin yoga philosophy as prana. This energy travels through pathways in the body referred to as meridians. It is thought in yin yoga the chi runs through the connective tissue in the body (meridians/pathway).
Yang Yoga, in contrast, refers to a more active (warming) practice working on the (Yang) muscles and blood flow, building strength, stamina and flexibility. Yang styles of yoga are those with rhythm and repetition like Hatha Flow. It is a classic set of Hatha poses that flow from one to the other with a few pauses for further instruction and teacher demonstration. Hatha yoga aims to achieve a balance between male and female energies through the use of postures that seek to find the balance between strength and flexibility. The synchronization of conscious breathing and body movement promotes stress reduction and purification of the mind. Other benefits of practicing hatha yoga include strengthening and toning muscles, facilitating digestion, improving organs function, and promoting sleep. It improves the immune system with the contractions and stretches of the muscles and the movement of the organs, helping the lymphatic system to eliminate toxins from the body.
“I have practiced Alejandra`s yoga classes on many occasions. She is always very enthusiastic, friendly and very well versed in the practice of Yoga. Always very helpful, sincere and practical with variations in technique, particularly if you have health problems. I would recommend her classes to anyone with an interest in Yoga whether they are experienced or a novice.”
“I attend to the online Fridays morning yoga classes with Alejandra. The classes are relaxing. She has a great energy and is very knowledgeable too. I feel peaceful and balanced after her classes. A great end to a busy week so I can be unwind ready for the weekend.”
“I have been practicing Yin Yoga with Alejandra for more than two years; at my local leisure centre then online during lockdown. I really look forward to this class, it is so calming. Once warmed up, Alejandra will take you through a series of poses which are held 2 to 3 minutes, offering options to allow for differing levels of flexibility. The class usually ends with some breathing exercises and meditation. At the end of the practice, I feel refreshed- that is the only word for it.”
“My experience with online classes with Alejandra were very beneficial. I always feel rejuvenated. The class requires minimal space capacity and the Yoga position will benefit all. Alejandra will also offer alternative poses to suit all needs. I found the classes great for both body and mind especially during the recent lockdown.”
“I had practiced very few times yoga in my life, following Alejandra´s classes is good to really start. She is very clear and patient. I highly recommend it.”
Alejandra was born in Uruguay where she began walking the path of personal growth and has been teaching yoga since Aug 2013. She received formal training at a School of Corporal Dramatic Expression where she learned her love of the expression of the body that then opened the doors of holistic training. Alejandra moved to London receiving a BA (Hons) in Content Development and Production at Ravensbourne University and certifications to teach Kundalini, Yin, Pregnancy, Postnatal and Recovery Addiction Yoga. Additionally, Alejandra has an MA in Theatre studies from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and a certification to teach Hatha Flow Yoga.
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