Hatha Yoga uses postures (asanas) and stretches in combination with the breath to develop flexibility and relaxation. There are many styles of Hatha Yoga. Some use a specific series of postures; others use a flow of movements, while some may use props such as blocks or belts to assist a posture or maximize a stretch. All styles of Hatha Yoga, however, encourage proper alignment of the body and bring balance, strength, and calmness to the practitioner. Our Hatha Yoga classes are based on the classic and ancient practices with attention to alignment and the deeper layers of yoga. Our special Gentle Hatha Flow class provides great focus and energy throughout the day.
The relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, stretches and poses of yoga can help lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, and headaches. Practicing yoga can also help lower blood pressure, reduce insomnia, increase flexibility and strength, and improve metabolism. In addition to the physical benefits, yoga has the ability to help manage stress and the devastating effects it can have on the body and mind. Yoga can help you clear your mind and reach a more positive outlook on life.