This traditional yoga class involves controlled, steady movements with a focus on breath. Each posture (asana) has various options and variations.
A Hatha class will typically involve a set of yoga poses and breathing techniques, practised more slowly and with more static posture holds than perhaps a Vinyasa flow.
Students can work with what feels challenging, but not strained. We should strive to practice yoga with strength and in a relaxed manner.
Sthira translates as strong, steady, and stable. Sukha means comfortable, happy, and relaxed. Working with these concepts, students come to embody the effects of prana and asana to reach stillness in the mind.
Our Hatha class is scheduled immediately after a hot class, which means that although the heating will be turned off, the studio will still be warm and toasty. The heat will warm your muscles and ease your motion.
Matt's Hatha class focusses on some of the more challenging postures from the original 84 classic asanas. In this class students are invited to try new postures with Matt's friendly, supportive, fun approach.
Hatha increase flexibility, muscle tone and strength; improves circulatory health; helps us to achieve better concentration; increases energy levels; improves posture; reduces anxiety and depression; releases endorphins that improve mood; great during lockdown.