Sports Center

Hatha and Yoga for Relaxation

Instructor:

 Devi Morris


Hatha Yoga

Yoga is really nothing but ceasing to think that you are different from the Self or reality.“  ( Sri Ramana Maharshi) 

In Hatha Yoga, the physical body is prepared for this realization of continuity with consciousness through attention to breath and movement, directing the winds to different parts of the body.  This allows one to function with more vitality and with less distraction from the physical body while also quieting the mind.  Students will learn a variety of poses with modifications for beginners and variations for more experienced students.  In addition, yoga philosophy, basic pranayama and ujjayi breathing will be introduced.  This class is appropriate for all levels of practice.  Please wear comfortable,stretchable, close-fitting clothing to class.

Yoga for Relaxation

"Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer."  (Leonardo DaVinci)

Yoga for relaxation is a gentle yoga class that focuses on stilling the chatter of the mind through simple movements and breath.  Some classes will focus on restorative poses, supporting the body by the floor, bolsters, blocks and blankets to gently stretch and relax the body. Other classes may focus on using movement with the breath in standing, seated and reclining yogasanas.  Simple pranayama techniques will be introduced along with breath relaxation techniques with the beginner student in mind.  Please wear comfortable,stretchable, close-fitting clothing to class.