• Find your style – how to find the best yoga class for you

    Ongoing yoga practice is one of the most positive steps you can take to improve your health and many studies have shown the numerous benefits of yoga, including reduced stress, increased focus and lowered blood pressure. There are a number of different yoga styles available and each provides a unique set of benefits.

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    Our experienced yoga instructors provide a range of the best yoga classes in Melbourne so we’ll be sharing the varying styles of yoga to help decide which is right for you.

    Yin Yoga: quiet and meditative

    Yin yoga isn’t as well-known as other forms of yoga and this style targets the deep connective tissue of the body. You’ll be required to hold a number of different poses, mainly on the floor, for an extended period of time so you can relax your muscles and settle into the pose. Yin yoga helps to regulate your flow of energy and has a calming effect on the mind and body. It also helps with mobility and flexibility and is the perfect option for those recovering from injury.

    Hatha Yoga: classic and gentle

    Hatha yoga refers to any yoga practice which teaches physical postures and provides a classic approach to yoga breathing and movements. Hatha is a gentle introduction to yoga if you’re a beginner and generally provides a combination of flowing movements and static poses. For more experienced yoga practitioners, Hatha provides the opportunity to focus on your strength and flexibility. After Hatha yoga, you can expect to walk away feeling relaxed and loose.

    Vinyasa Yoga: flow and energy

    Vinyasa yoga is a form of yoga which uses flow to move energetically between different poses. It’s a powerful style of yoga and an effective workout but it will also leave you energised at the end of your practice. Each movement is synchronised with your breath which allows for mindfulness as well as cardiovascular benefits. This movement-intensive style of yoga is often best suited for individuals who have some experience with yoga and no two classes are the same.

    Yoga Nidra: deep relaxation

    The purpose of yoga Nidra is to promote deep relaxation in your mind and body. You’ll be invited to lie on your back with your eyes closed while your yoga instructor guides you through the method using verbal cues. Yoga Nidra is generally carried out at the end of other yoga classes as a calming way to end your practice as it allows you to balance the flow of life force into your body.

    KĀYA Health Clubs provide easily accessible yoga classes in south Melbourne and the CBD. Our specialist teachers will provide you with an authentic yoga experience in the peaceful environment of our studios. Whether you’re a beginner or have extensive experience in yoga practice, we provide modifications to suit your level so you can enjoy the full benefits of your yoga experience.

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    For a range of yoga classes in south east Melbourne, contact KĀYA today on 03 9090 1000 and we can help you begin your yoga journey.

    About the Author

    Demi fell in love with yoga when she travelled to India when she was 20 years old. She loved the feeling of bliss she experienced both during and after class, and how that feeling would stay with her throughout her day. It was also in India, that Demi learned how much she loved to write about her travels. She believes that stories have power. They delight, enchant, touch, teach, recall, inspire, motivate, challenge. They help us understand. They imprint a picture in our minds. This led her to her job as a Content Writer. She loves helping businesses tell stories. Especially when the stories involve educating readers on the endless benefits of yoga and Pilates- two of her most loved fitness regimes