Ashtanga comes from Patanjali s Yoga (Yoga-Sutra) and refers to the clasical yoga of 8 « branches ».
Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dhyana, Samadhi.
The 2 first aspects of yoga are refered to a moral code of conduct of the yogi.
Asana (physical posture) and Pranayama (breathe control) allows to reinforce body s immune system and is a preparation to the concentration exercises and meditation (Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana).
The samadhi refers to absolut liberation state to which the yogi aspires through his practice.
The ashtanga yoga started in Occident in the sixtie thanks to the enthousiasm of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois's first students. Pathabi Jois is the actual representant of this practice, he resides in Mysore, South India.
That yoga got first develloped in english speaking countries and is now getting more common in European countries.
The peculiar part of this yoga is a dynamic sequence of the Asanas (postures) and his conscient, active, regular breath (Ujay breath).
The classes we propose you will contain the following aspects of Ashtanga Yoga :
- Asana (posture)
- Vinyasa (synchronisation of breath and mouvement)
- Pranayama (breath techniques)
- Drishtis (looking place)
- Bandhas (energy s lock)
Ashtanga Yoga can be practiced by everyone in a soft, mindfull way and respecting the body's limites.
Vinyasa is a type of yoga that links movement and breath to attain balance in the mind and body. From the Sanskrit (to place in a special way) vinyasa aligns a deliberate sequence of poses with the breath to achieve a continuous flow. Inhalation is usually connected to upward, open movements, while exhalation is often tied to downward movements or twists.
Through various exercises, we learn to activate the weak muscles and to relax the stiff ones as we lengthen the all body. It s an all new awareness of the body and his muscle s functions.
The aim is to create a body balance centering the activity on the abdomen, the hips...The posture, the right body alignement and the yogi breath always actives during the execution of each mouvement constitutes the technic s base.
The result is more strenght, more flexibility, better coordination and posture.
Kundalini Yoga produces results 16 times faster than ordinary Yoga and is the original and most powerful of the twenty two schools of yoga, all of which are beneficial. The Yoga Sutras say that what you can achieve in 12 years of Hatha Yoga, plus 6 years of Raj Yoga, plus 3 years of Mantra Yoga, plus 1 year of Laya Yoga can be accomplished in a single year of perfectly practised Kundalini Yoga. It is therefore known as the fastest form of Yoga practise and personal development.
The word "kundalini" means awareness and hidden potential of that awareness; it is the greatness of what we are capable. Practising Kundalini Yoga brings us back in touch with our three folded nature: body, mind and spirit. Kundalini Yoga incorporates gentle stretching as well as energetic aerobic workout with breath coordination.
All yoga sets are designed to work on specific body systems, such as the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, endocrine or reproductive system. It provides happiness by balancing the glandular system, strengthening the nervous system, and enabling us to tap into the energy of the mind and the emotions, so we can be in control of ourselves, rather than being controlled by our thougths and feelings. Kundalini Yoga promotes better functioning of our bodily systems, increases our radiance and the impact we have on others, promotes emotional balance and enhances intuition, helps to eliminate negative habit patterns, and promotes a sense of relaxation, well being and centeredness as well as reducing stress effectively. The benefits therefore impact all aspects of our physical, mental and spiritual being.
Kids do yoga too.
Easy and fun classes are proposed for 7 to 12 year old kids.
Yoga Dance with Lidia is all about:
Proportion, line, space and form.
Timing, rhythm, melody and movement.
The connection between emotion, sensation and posture.
Interpersonal dynamics and communication.
The devotional, ceremonial and meditative aspects of conscious movement.
The release of held emotion and trauma through the release of tension in the body.
It grounds us in our physical bodies, our sensations and the present moment (meditation in movement).
It encourage and support a healthy sense of trust (acro yoga movements).
It teaches us that strength and control are only an important half of the story (let go dance movement).
and it brings the masculine and feminine aspects of our nature into balance (Hatha Yoga;Ha:sun Tha:moon, idâ: inhale pingalâ: exhale).
It strengthens our confidence and elegance in movements. (life)