|WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF YOGA? Yoga will change your life, your habits, your body, your health, your mind, your breathing patterns, attitudes, and your outlook. Learn how to work your body and your mind to support you and lead you toward your greatest potential. The specific benefits are numerous:|
• Mental clarity
• Balanced muscle tone & strength
• Increased flexibility & range of motion
• Improved respiratory control
• Stress reduction
• Body awareness
WHAT KIND OF YOGA DO WE PRACTICE? So many people are confused about the different types of yoga, so here is the scoop. Most Yoga classes are Hatha Yoga, meaning that they include Yoga postures, breathing techniques and relaxation. There are many different types of Hatha Yoga. Each style has a particular focus & technique for teaching the elements of Hatha yoga. Some styles are named after the original teacher. Some styles use a sanskrit word or name. Many Yoga teachers blend and integrate some of the styles.
THE YOGA CLASSES OFFERED AT THE TORONTO ATHLETIC CLUB.
ASHTANGA YOGA: An intense strength workout connecting a series of postures with a focus on breath and control.
HATHA FUNDAMENTALS: Designed for beginners yet steeped in the fundamental technique that can sharpen the practice of even an experienced practitioner. This class will soothe and strengthen as it focuses on joint mobility, range of motion, basic standing and sitting postures.
POWER YOGA: Invigorating, spontaneous and playful this class is sure to make you sweat while stretching you both physically and mentally. Focus on flowing movement coupled with holding seated, standing, prone and inverted poses for timed increments while harnessing the breath to ignite the reserves of energy that lie dormant within you.
RESTORATIVE YOGA: This is a calm, restful practice in which simple postures are deepened and intensified with time and breath. The class will utilize 10 postures permitting students to let their breathing help gravity deeply open stubborn areas and tension or long term pain.
YOGO: This unique class combines 45 minutes of cycling with 45 minutes of yoga, creating the ultimate workout for your mind, body and spirit.