About Classical Yoga
Are you looking for deep relaxation, vitality and a fabulous treat for your whole Self? Would you like to dissolve stress and improve your health? Are you curious about getting in touch with your Essence?
Classical yoga is a comprehensive spiritual practice dating back 500 years or more. Also known as Tantra Yoga is quite different to what is reported in the media and practised in the West. The Sanskrit 'yogaḥ' refers to ‘union’ - a union with infinite consciousness. Classical yoga classes focus on breath and relaxation so that our whole being learns to meditate. The yoga poses (ãsanas) are designed to help us do this. Ãsanas balance our intrinsic energy system (prana) which is why yoga can make us feel good. The word ãsana ('ãsa' & 'ana') refers to ‘stance/pose’ but also to ‘being’. The poses are therefore approached from a place of care & love for ourselves: we learn to let go of 'performing' and ‘comparing’ and we ‘get out of the way’ so that our individual yoga can come through naturally. This yoga, in particular, is hence an internal practice and less of an external exercise. This approach not only builds efficiency and strength but also cultures patience, trust and intuition. Practised this way, an abundance of benefits can arise: