BioHello my name is Ray, and i have had an interest in eastern healing arts for many years, my first encounter being with acupuncture for a neck injury, I was amazed at the result, virtually pain free after the first session, I was convinced Immediately. Some years ago my father in law moved to Thailand and I had the opportunity to visit, whilst there I spent two or three afternoons a week having Thai massage I felt amazing, I realised that this type of massage was far deeper and much more relaxing than any other massage I’ve ever had, I was hooked, and also very sad that I was returning home. Holiday over and memories of Thailand quickly faded, it was a year or two later that I had the Opportunity to gain my Diploma in Thai yoga massage, I now have the pleasure to offer this very special and spiritual therapy. "Practise not doing and everything will fall into place" Diploma in Thai yoga massage, level 3 Anatomy and physiology (55hr) Advanced Thai yoga massage (use of feet) Introduction to Myofascial Release part 1, CPD 14 hours at the Royal United Hospital Bath (physiotherapy Dpt)
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Lets BeginI like to create a free and easy atmosphere in my classes where i will encourage you to be conscious and present in your practise and work towards finding a soft and comfortable breath to encourage the body to gradually open.
Hatha Yoga Because Hatha yoga’s pace is slow and gentle, it is an ideal starting place for people who are new to yoga. One of the more challenging aspects of a yoga practice is combining movements with breathing control, or pranayama; a slow pace assists newcomers in moving correctly with the breath according to Hatha principles. Students of Hatha yoga hold each pose through several breaths; Vinyasa students take one inhale or exhale for each pose.
Vinyasa Yoga Vinyasa yoga requires a working knowledge of yoga and is more advanced than Hatha yoga, in that it demands more physically through the poses. This form of yoga is a series of postures that work the cardiovascular system with its flowing movements and quick pace. All of the poses are linked and combined with a rhythm of inhalations and exhalations aimed to build heat in the body.
Calories Burned If your primary goal in taking up yoga is weight loss, you need a form of yoga that burns fat. To burn fat, you need to raise your heart rate to an aerobic level. Various styles of yoga burn calories at different rates. Hatha yoga’s gentle, slow pace will help build lean muscles over time that will help boost your metabolism and burn calories more efficiently. You can burn roughly 175 calories performing a Hatha yoga sequence, the equivalent to walking two miles in an hour, or about 445 calories doing 60 minutes of Vinyasa yoga, according to FitDay, an online calorie tracker and fitness journal.
Objective of Hatha Yoga According to Indian tradition, one of the primary objectives of Hatha yoga includes deepening concentration, called Dharana, to enhance meditation and bring energy and health to the body and mind by opening the nadis, or channels of Kundalini energy. The opening of nadis through Hatha helps promote spiritual growth and understanding, according to Indian tradition.
Main Purpose of Vinyasa Yoga The purpose of Vinyasa yoga is internal cleansing. By synchronizing the asanas with breathing control, your internal temperature rises. According to Ashtanga, the asanas performed in Vinyasa heat the blood, subsequently thinning it so it flows more freely in the body, which creates a healthier, lighter and stronger mind and body.Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga: yoga chikitsa (cikitsa)
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice Yoga Chikitsa (योग चिकित्सा, Yoga Cikitsā) is the Sanksrit (संक्सृत्, Saṁksr̥t) name for the primary series and it can be translated as Yoga Therapy. Therefore this series purifies and heals the body. The first or primary series forms the basis for all subsequent series. Superficially seen it may seem the easiest of all six Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga series. It is however the most difficult one; it is the series first learned by every Ashtanga-Yogi; this is where one becomes familiar with the Vinyasa System and gets used to everyday Yoga practice. The following series do not bring anything that is relatively new. Only a couple of new postures integrate into the system one is already familiar with.