Hot Water Yoga is a fusion of Vinyasa, Hatha, Kundalini and Hydro-therapy. Go deeper. Water envelops and supports you. It changes your perception of your body.
Hot Water Yoga is a fusion of Vinyasa, Hatha, Kundalini and Hydro-therapy. Go deeper. Water envelops and supports you. It changes your perception of your body. Buoyancy replaces ground resistance and enables you to do things with your body that you cannot on dry land. The concept of grounding is central to yoga, as are the forces at work at the meeting points between body and floor. Transferring a yoga session to the medium of water alters such parameters. Warm water is therapy in itself. The properties of water affect both the body and emotions.
This approach appears to be particularly advantageous for people with movement limitations, such as chronic backache sufferers who cannot carry their own weight. In water, they don`t have the same difficulty of movement. As with active Yoga, your body becomes relaxed and energized at the same time. The physical benefits of this work are numerous and far-reaching also for people who are 100% healthy, as people simply love to be in water, and find the combination of yoga and water perfect for them.
You will be warmly welcomed, cared for and supported throughout your yoga journey. The classes are small so that all can receive the attention they need and benefit from sharing with like-minded people. This type of yoga appeals to those who are up for both energetical and physical challenges, expanding our sensory perception to include subtler aspects of our being, practicing from a deeper part of the self and opening to greater awareness. Hot-Water-Yoga Classes are based on a holistic practice. The psychological benefits are also numerous, including: stress reduction, a sense of emotional release and lightness, a sense of well-being, a progressive process based on internal listening.
The class will be taught in English. Welcome, all levels.
A 60 minute class will include
1. Pratyahara/Awareness: A withdrawal of the senses, this is used for developing awareness as we learn to bring full attention to the body, breath and our thoughts. It is a very important aspect of Yoga. Tuning in, knowing that the exit is inside.
2. Pranayama: Prana means ``life force``. Ayama means ``dimension`` or ``extension of prana (breathe or life force)`` We start by adjusting our breath to the fluidity of our surroundings, then slowly begin to explore the possibilities
3. Asanas (Postures) - Water gives the illusion of softening resistance, but in fact has the opposite effect. Your body is working hard to maintain these postures. It takes a few minutes to learn how to balance while adopting an asana, or posture. Many exercises involve the use of rubber floats as a counterbalance. Your morning intentions reflect in the rippling water surface. Forget about sun salutations, and cobras - movements in the water are constrained to an upright position, and heads remain dry throughout the hour-long session The postures are modified to suit individual ability and gradually progressed
4. Relaxation / Shavassana: Yoga is a great way to release daily troubles and diminish stress. Any proper yoga session ends with silent meditation. In Hot-Water-Yoga, this involves lying on one`s back with rubber floats propping up knees and head. This is greatly from the effects of powerful relaxation techniques, which involve not only the de-tensing of the body, but also the slowing of the breath and calming of the mind. Studies have shown that 45 minutes of deep relaxation will lower the metabolic rate to the equivalent of 5 hours sleep.
Stephanie is dedicated to healing; a certified yoga teacher, a Reiki master, Massage therapist, Watsu practitioner and Heart opener with Cacao. She has lived and traveled in more than sixty countries around the world to learn and share ancient and new-age forms of healing through the harmony of mind body and spirit. She has been practicing yoga on the beach for a lot of her life, and on hot beach days, takes the practice into the ocean.– an experience of deep peace and calm, it is a thriving and supportive environment to explore yoga. The practice of poses, posture flows, breathing and meditation in the water gives you a completely new perspective.Water has therapeutic qualities – creating floatation, resistance and ease. Water makes you feel sustained and fully present to a myriad of sensations.
Namaste, Stephanie Fay Thaler 054-869-7707