Temp: 25 degrees Celsius
Yoga Nidra uniquely unwinds the nervous system, which is the foundation of the body’s well being, and allows the student to feel rejuvenated. This practice supports us to live with more peace and tranquillity despite what is happening in the world around us.
This class is a guided relaxation process that takes you through the levels of the mind, so you are totally relaxed yet conscious and aware. Similar to that blissful state when you are just about to fall asleep.
Yoga Nidra (also known as yogic sleep or sleep with awareness) is an ancient practice that is rapidly gaining popularity. It is intended to induce full-body relaxation and a deep meditative state of consciousness through a systematic method of complete relaxation.
During a typical class, the teacher will use a variety of techniques including guided imagery, body scanning, breathing and working with the body’s subtler aspects to aid relaxation. Unlike a quick Savasana at the end of asana practice, Yoga Nidra allows enough time for students to physiologically and psychologically sink into it.
Class begins with 20 minutes of some very simple and gentle yoga stretches to relax the body. Followed by 40 minutes of Yoga Nidra whilst lying down in a deliciously relaxed state listening to the visual guided meditation designed to take you into a deeper state of mental relaxation. The heaters will be on at a comfortable 25 degrees so that the room is warm, but not hot (you will not sweat). Long pants that allow movement and a short or long-sleeved top would be suitable for this class.
Our Mukti Yoga class is inspired by the internationally recognised Modo Yoga series and is an energetic 60 minute yoga class which works to stretch, strengthen and tone the muscles while detoxifying the body, rejuvenating internal systems and calming the mind.
Yin is a wonderful style of restorative yoga with long luxurious stretches. The focus of our Yin Yoga class is predominantly the area below the chest and above the knees targeting the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.
This is a Vinyasa (Flow) class and is our most energising class, where the focus is flexibility, breathing and upper body strength. Flow yoga can be very vigorous, but don’t let that scare you as we give lots of options for it to be gentler and make this class accessible for a beginner. The heaters are set down a couple of degrees lower than our traditional Mukti class, to allow for the additional internal heat that you will create. This is the perfect Yoga workout and the class you want to do to if you would like to burn calories.
Every day I am grateful for the positive impact yoga has on my life. A year ago, I was tipping the scales at 144 kg, I embarked on a wellness journey and to date have lost 65kg, half way through this journey I felt the need to become a bit more active, however the nutrition programme I am on did not advocate high intensity activity. I decided to give yoga a try. The first class I attended I actually thought I was going to pass out, but I decided to come back, since then my practice has got better and better, I feel stronger and definitely more flexible. The clarity, focus and mindfulness I have learnt to embrace in a yoga class carries on well outside the yoga studio, into many other aspects of my life, both mentally and physically. I cannot imagine life without yoga now and I am so fortunate to have the support of all the great staff at Hot Yoga Asylimb. My wellness journey continues and while it is mainly nutrition based, I know that yoga has definitely helped with my success and given me the stamina and determination to carry on. If anyone was thinking of giving yoga a go, my advice would be “just do it”.
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