There is so much more to yoga than the physical poses but sometimes an hour is just not enough time to fit it all in!
From 14th March onward we are happy to be offering extended classes to explore some of the traditional practices of yoga to compliment your regular asana (physical) practice.
This will take place immediately after the 1 hour flow classes (excluding chair yoga), for approximately 15 minutes and will include:
- Extended Savasana/relaxation (who doesn't love more relaxation time?!)
- Pranayama (breathing practice)
- Guided meditation
This part of the class is optional but highly recommended as a part of a rounded yoga practice.
If you do not wish to participate in the extended practice:
There will be a single chime of the tingsha bells to indicate the end of the 1 hour class.
Gently make your way to a seated posture (you will not be prompted to do so by your instructor)
Take a moment of stillness and bring your hands to prayer at your heart to thank yourself for your practice
Your instructor will bow to you (Namasté), feel free to return the gesture to close your practice.
Please leave the studio as quietly as possible so as not to disturb students remaining in relaxation.
If you wish to participate in the extended practice:
Remain in relaxation until there are 3 chimes of the tingsha bells.
You will be guided into a seated posture and through the Pranayama and meditation practices.
More information about pranayama and meditation, and why you should practice them can be found on this blog. Check back regularly as weekly updates will be added with additional information about the pranayama technique being practiced that week in the studio.
As always, if you have any questions regarding public or private classes, or any of the information in this post, please don't hesitate to call, text or email!