Whether you’re just starting to embark on your Prahran yoga journey, or you’ve been practicing the same style of yoga for years and are curious to try something different, it can often be really confusing trying to decide on what type of Prahran yoga class is best for you.
The truth is, you may not even know what you’re looking for until you start trying out different styles, however hopefully this article will provide you with some tips to help you get started!
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO GET OUT OF YOUR CLASS?
The first step is to consider why you practice, and what you want to get out of your class. Are you looking to sweat, or are you attracted to yoga’s more restorative benefits? Do you like to be pushed or are you craving a more relaxed, gentle approach? To get the most you can out of Prahran yoga, be honest with your personal needs and choose a yoga style that matches with what you are wanting to experience and your goals.
At Kaya Health Clubs, we offer a curated selection of Authentic yoga styles and classes that each hold their own unique benefits, from fast-paced Vinyasa classes to alignment-based, heart-opening Hatha. Because of this – we are bound to have a class that suits you and offers the kind of workout or experience you and your body are cravings.
A great yoga class for beginners, Hatha Yoga is a more slow-paced, gentle style of yoga that is great for students who prefer a more relaxed approach, where they can hold poses for longer. Hatha yoga is suitable for all levels and each pose is endlessly adaptable to suit the student’s needs. Hatha yoga classes use the breath to create a link between the body and the mind, whilst helping students build their flexibility and strength.
Often referred to as “flow” yoga, Vinyasa involves moving continuously from one pose to the next, in a faster-paced environment. This is probably the best style of Prahran Yoga to choose if you are looking to tone muscle or for cardiovascular benefits, as it offers a full-body workout that builds heat and focuses through rapid and continuous movement. Benefits include an increase in flexibility, stamina, and circulation through the repetition of movements, as well as deep detoxification on all levels – physical, mental and emotional.
Yin Yoga is another great class for beginners, as it offers a more meditative, intimate approach that involves holding various poses for a really long, extended period of time. The entire class almost feels like one deep and relaxing stretch. Yin yoga is great for going inward, lowering stress levels, increasing mobility in the body (especially in the joints and hips), and providing you with greater flexibility in your joints and connective tissue.
Yoga Nidra, also known as yogic sleep, is a meditation and relaxation practice that is perfect for students of all levels, who are looking to explore a more restorative and restful practice that will leave them feeling completely blissed out afterward. The entire class is generally practiced lying down; allowing students to move into the state of conscious deep sleep and access greater body, breath, and emotional awareness.
TRY OUT DIFFERENT STYLES:
The best way to know which Prahran yoga class is for you is to shop around for your yoga style. Try out different classes and take note of how you feel afterward. If you want to take the class again, it’s a good indication that this class if for you!
At Kaya, we recommend incorporating different classes into your schedule to ensure your yoga practice is well-rounded, balanced and holistic. This will allow you to experience a myriad of different benefits, which can enhance your wellbeing in different ways.
Note that all Prahran yoga classes are taken barefoot, as it offers greater stability when it comes to balancing poses and maintaining contact with your mat. Wearing socks can make the poses slippery and unstable, so we recommend going without. Yoga is all about balance, after all!