what is hatha yoga?

Hatha yoga is one of the most foundational styles of yoga and most classes will be based on a form of hatha yoga. This focuses on the more basic yoga postures, moving at a pace which means the correct alignment can be attained, using props where appropriate. Although not as cardiovascular as some of the faster moving yoga styles you should feel your body using every major muscle group, meaning you leave the class warmer, leaner, looser and more relaxed. Great for building body awareness and strength

In addition the benefits of yoga include:
– increased flexibility and muscle strength and tone
– a greater understanding of your body
– low impact but effective exercise
– helps maintain good posture
– by taking joints through their full range of movement it helps keep them healthy
– can help boost your immune system
– great for encouraging focusing of the mind and relaxation
– encourages full breaths improving respiration

And most importantly it encourages self care and self awareness, building a better awareness of the physical and mental body

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