Hatha yoga is Great for Beginners. It refers to yoga poses - positions that you hold for a certain length of time. It's Gentle and basic, with minimal flow (movement) between the poses. Hatha yoga is great for increasing Flexibility
What are the Benefits of Hatha Yoga?
- Muscle and joint flexibility. Hatha yoga improves flexibility in the spine and hamstrings. The researchers also recommend Hatha yoga for older adults who need help improving the range of motion in their joints
- Core strength. Just 21 days of Hatha yoga training can lead to improvements in core muscle strength and balance
- Stress reduction. A single 90-minute session of Hatha yoga was associated with stress reduction. The same study determined that doing Hatha yoga on a regular basis can reduce perceived stress even more significantly
- Reduced depression symptoms. Just 12 sessions of regular Hatha yoga practice can significantly decrease levels of anxiety and depression
What is the flow of a Hatha Yoga class?
Centering : 5 mins
Pranayama : 5 mins
Stretching : 5 mins
Warm-up : 10 mins
Main Class : 25 mins
Cool Down : 5 mins
Savasana : 5 mins
How often should I take a Hatha Yoga class?
For maximum benefit we recommend minumum 2 - 3 classes per week