Yoga means union of the mind, body and spirit and refers to a certain state of consciousness achieved after a proper, holistic practice.
Yoga is an approach to life that values self-development and self-realization.
The teachings focus on 2 main areas for a healthy body & mind:
- Proper Exercise (Physical postures/ Asanas)
- Proper Breathing (Breath regulation/ Pranayama)
Yoga is a scientific system of physical and mental practices that originated in India more than three thousand years ago. Its purpose is to help each person achieve their highest potential and to experience enduring health and happiness. With Yoga, one can extend healthy, productive years far beyond the accepted norm and, at the same time, improve the quality of their lives.
The practice of yoga makes the body strong and flexible, it also improves the functioning of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and hormonal systems through regular practice. It reduce back pain, neck pain, sleeping disorder, body stiffness, fatigue and depression among other problems.
Feel Well – The urban retreat continues to refine its signature Wellness Calendar by offering meaningful activities to inspire and engage healthy lifestyle seekers. The latest addition to this evolving program is private classes of Yoga led by Rachita Bhat, Wellness & Yoga Specialist at The Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre, Dubai.
Chichi as Rachita is fondly referred to focuses on performing body movements in coordination with flowing breath work from one pose to the next. Vinyasa Yoga is recognized as one of the most popular types of yoga in the world, it promotes fluid movement to increase stamina, strength and mental health. Utilizing carefully planned sequences, the particular Yoga elevates heart rate and triggers light sweating to release toxins and assist weight loss.
The 3 types of Yoga offered at the center:
Vinyasa Flow is a Fast paced mindful yoga practices that synchronizes movements with breath, finding connection with your breath at the same time challenging your body with different asanas.
Vinyasa Flow is truly a challenging practice for the people who like to challenge their body and go beyond and is meant to sync the movement with the breath so the breath matters a lot here. It is an ultimate guide through the physical practice. Vinyasa practice generates heat and can add a cardiovascular component not always present in other forms of postural practice. It helps to build strength, coupled with flexibility and weight loss.
Vinyasa meets you where you are—which in today’s world is usually high energy, going in a million directions at once. It meets you there and leads you by the hand back to an inner peace that exists within you.
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of asanas (postures) a meditative approach to yoga and each posture is held for longer periods of time which may range from 2-5 minutes. It Targets connective tissues of the body, the tendons, fascia, and ligaments with the aim / Intension of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility overall. Yin is a still practice offering students time to surrender into a deep slow stretch encouraging the body to open organically. Quite practice teaches you to link your physical movement with breath, concentration and awareness, allowing us to improve our health and wholeness.
A more meditative approach to yoga, its goals are awareness of inner silence, and bringing to light a universal, interconnecting quality.
Restorative yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. If you take a restorative class, you may hardly move at all, doing just a few postures in the course of an hour. It is a completely different experience than most contemporary yoga.
A restorative yoga sequence typically involves only five or six poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. Held for 5 minutes or more, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends. Most restorative practices are based on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar.