Therapeutic Hatha 1
In this class, we will be using Iyengar inspired therapeutic methodology, focus on physiologically and psychologically aspect of Hatha yoga poses to help common injuries or chronic pain students to cope with practice under the AHIMSA guided principle. For students who have chronic pain on wrist, lower back, shoulder, knees or hips, this class can provide some pain care help. Hatha Level One class will be focus on fundamental poses on forward bend, back bend, twist and restorative inversion. Students will learn how to efficiently set up props for each individual needs.
Muscular and Skeletal Energy
The class format will base on seasonal theme, using yoga wall, chairs, bolsters, blocks and blankets as props. The students will learn to efficiently use the props to support body parts that are exhausted and relieve pain; strengthen muscles that lack vitality, create space between joints that have chronic compression; re-learn body kinesthetic alignment and adapting the poses to optimize energy flow.
Breath Awareness and Pranayama
The class will also use breath awareness and simple pranayama practice to wake up the body internally, minimize physical pain as well as emotional trauma, so the nervous system can ease its “fight” or “flight” mode when necessary so the mind and body is calm and at peace.
1. If you have specific injuries, please be sure notify the teacher before signing up for he class.
2. This class is not for beginners, you should have at least one year of regular practice and at Hatha 1 level.
3. If you have high blood pressure, heart condition, depression or chronic pain and trauma, be sure to check with your physician or therapist before attending the class. This class shall not replace your current treatment.
4. Regular in class and home practice is highly recommended so the students may experience the best therapeutic results.