Yoga Styles

Yoga Styles

Yoga is the path which can be used to reach up to the highest goal of life. At the Charak Yoga Studio we provide a wide verity of yoga styles for all levels: 

 
 
 

Dynamic Hatha Yoga-

Dynamic Hatha yoga is a yoga practice where the bodily movements go with breath and breaths go with movements. In this style class starts with gentle joints warm up and then slowly we move to specific asanas.  . The class can vary from gentle to dynamic according to the needs of the specific group of students. Removing tensions, increasing our energy field, releasing energy blockages, developing concentration are just some of the benefits.

Level: Beginner to advanced

 

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

This is a popular style of yoga codified by the late PathabiJois (Mysore, Karnataka, India). Its most popular expression is the Ashtanga Primary Series as a starting point of practice, which includes approximately 70 Asanas. This series is a most complete sequence of Standing, Seated, Balancing and Inversion asanas.

There mostly are two ways of teaching Ashtanga Vinyasa: led-style and Mysore style

Led-style: the teacher is leading, demonstrating and assisting students in practicing the series; the class practices as a group, all together.

Mysore-style: the teacher observes and assists students as per their needs while each and everyone practices at his or her own rhythm. The class does not practice ass a group.

At Charak Yoga Studio Ashtanga Classes are led classes for primary series.

Second and third series are only open to intermediate and long term advanced practiioners.

Level: Beginners and regular yoga practitioners

 

Hatha Yoga

In its pure traditional form, Hatha Yoga is the source of all yoga practices. Hatha Yoga classes are generally focused on sequencing standing, seated, twisted, balancing, and inversion asanas.  Most classes involve some pranayama practice and at times peak pose sequencing. Depending on teacher’s background, focus and personal practice, Hatha yoga is generally known as a gentler form of Yoga, alternating from dynamic to passive movements. This does not however excludes Vinayasa and Flows.

Level: All levels

 

Vinyasa Flow

Inspired by Ashtanga Vinyasa practice, Vinyasa Flow or Flow classes are known to be more dynamic forms of Hatha Yoga with synchronisation of breath and movement in a complete but not prescribed or codified sequence. It is up to the teachers qualifications, level of practice, background and focus to express his or her own sequence of asanas to give you a specific dynamic learning experience.

Level: Intermediate to advanced practitioners

 

Sivananda Yoga

Sivananda yoga is a form of hatha yoga founded by Swami Sivananda and brought to the west by Swami Vishnu-devananda. A class typically begins with Savasana (relaxation pose), kapalabhati and anulomaviloma, followed by a few rounds of suryanamaskar. In a class of 75 minutes the sequence usually includes approximately 12 Asana considered by this school of yoga the fundamentals Asanas.

Levels: All levels

 

Power Yoga

Power Yoga is a derivative of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga to make it more appealing to the west. It is a dynamic vinyasa of sequencing, focusing on perseverance leaning towards Pilates.

Levels: All levels with a focus on work-out

 

Dynamic Hatha

Dynamic Hatha is Hatha Yoga practice in a more dynamic approach, similar to Vinyasa.

Levels: All levels with a focus on Vinyasa.

 

Yin Yoga:

Slow down and focus on breathing to make each movement more mindful. Yin Yoga works with the parasympathetic nervous system and the energy lines within the body. There is no alignment and no adjustment, each pose has your own expression, stillness and patience to stay in the pose for up to 10 minutes.

Levels: All levels and particularly good for beginners, or for active practitioners of other styles.