General Yoga Classes

Hatha Yoga

hatha_yogaIt is believed to be one of the most popular forms of yoga and one which commands respect and admiration in the fitness circle for the benefits it delivers. The Bay Yoga Centre acknowledges this fact and has moulded a studio floor to practice this traditional form of yoga to promote a healthy living culture for each and everyone. Yoga is not just a simple routine or physical exercise but a journey to discovering oneself in the mind and body.

Hatha Yoga functions as the primary step to fitness enthusiasts to appreciate the power of practicing yoga and realize the benefits in time. The Hatha Yoga practice functions around the primary human sign of life, “Breathing”. It teaches you to control the breathing pattern, thus improving oxygenation within the body and thereby prompting natural relaxation of mind and body. Regular practice of different Hatha Yoga postures removes stress and also different toxins from the body, thus cleansing the body and mind alike.

Power Yoga

power_yogaIt was Sri K Pattabhi Jois who introduced Power Yoga to the western world. He was a renowned Sanskrit scholar who impressed western yogis with his Ashtanga Yoga style and philosophies. It is in this context that Power Yoga is referred to as the western version of the Ashtanga Yoga. Power Yoga is an ideal tonic for good health. The series of postures provides a complete body workout by stretching and elongating the muscles. It also builds strength, stamina and lean muscle mass. It is a complete package towards transforming your body and mind into a state of mutual and peaceful harmony.

During practice, the increase in internal body heat kills off bacteria and ushers in a heightened state of physical awareness. The focus of Power Yoga is to bring a synergy between the breath and movement thus connecting the body mind and spirit in a deeply spiritual manner.

BENEFITS OF POWER YOGA

• Boosts strength, stamina, and suppleness.

• Increases focus

• Removes stress and tension.

• Develops proper posture.

• Tones up the entire body.

• Gets rid of toxins.

• Excellent training for sportsmen.

• Enhances the practitioner’s performance in particular sports such as Cycling, Golf, football, and swimming.

Inferno Hot Pilates Yoga

Inferno Hot Pilates is a challenging, full body, low impact, and high intensity workout. It is a training system, which combines Pilates principles with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and is conducted in a room heated to 35 degrees Celsius and is performed in a mat and towel making it zero impact protecting your joints and muscles from the pounding of other exercises like running and jumping with energetic and fun music in the background.

Hot Pilates strengthens muscles and burns fat — all without the pounding of a high impact workout and was designed for all fitness levels.

The High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) keeps your heart rate up, helping you burn fat and increase fitness levels. The Pilates principles sculpt your body, creating long lean muscle mass, and enable you to build stronger core strength. The heat loosens up the muscles quickly, and the humidity makes you sweat — elevating your heart rate, boosting metabolism, and promoting detoxification.

Hot Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga. It helps activates the nervous system, working on deeper muscle fascia and strengthening connective tissues. The poses are held for between 3-5 minutes to enable you to ‘let go’ and work through your pain thresholds, building better flexibility and stronger joints. Yin yoga compliments more active practices such as Bikram Yoga beautifully and is seen as a great compliment to other sports which shorten your muscles such as Cross Fit, athletics, and other high impact sports.

This form of yoga is a great coping for stress and anxiety. Holding the poses for long can release tension from your entire body. The gentle breath will help reduce the cortisol levels and release stress. With the added heat the muscles are stretched easily. The stretching makes your joints and connective tissues more flexible. Practicing this form of yoga will give you a greater range of motion. It helps activate your parasympathetic nervous system allowing your body to rest and heal. Nutrients, energy, and blood, will move more freely to your lymphatic, reproductive, digestive and endocrine organs bringing your body back to the state of harmony.

Hot Vinyasa

Hot Vinyasa Yoga is a challenging variation to traditional yoga. Practiced in a heated room, the warmth fosters muscle and joint flexibility, helping you to gently stretch to a greater extent than you would in a non-heated room. It adds to the prevention of injuries, supports a boost in metabolism and helps you flush out toxins as you work up a sweat. Heat improves circulation and metabolism and strengthens the cardiovascular system. Sweating aids in detoxifying the body and rejuvenates the skin.

The Sanskrit word Vinyasa could be translated as “to place or arrange something in a special way”. Vinyasa is the Sanskrit term for flow and refers to alignment of breath and movement to create a dynamic, flowing form of yoga. The objective is this “flow“ effect, which keeps this type of yoga flowing or moving.
Poses are held for a specific number of breaths before moving on to the next pose. Vinyasa also refers to the movements or series of movements done between each pose in the series. It also activates qualities of fitness such as cardio and stamina, as the body is flowing or moving moderately or vigorously for an extended period of time.


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