Hatha Yoga › Naomi Absalom
Hatha Yoga is the name given to all physical yoga postures and breathing techniques to prepare the body for meditation. However, hatha yoga is commonly known for yoga with an emphasis on steadiness, so expect more static poses and longer yoga pose holds. The slower pace of Hatha classes makes it suitable for beginners, however it also provides a focus for more advanced practitioners and the possibility to explore the merging of breath, mind and body. Hatha Yoga provides the basis for many other forms of yoga including ashtanga yoga, vinyasa yoga, power yoga, yin yoga and restorative yoga. You may wish to follow your practice with yoga nidra, meditation or relaxation.
Stoke the Fire: Tough Vinyasa To Keep You Moving
A hot but steady flow to get your inner fire stoked. This practice hits all the sweet spots for when you have less time but still want as full a practice as possible. Includes lots of lovely chest, shoulder and side body openers as well as twists, hip openers and balancing poses. Perfect for when you need a little extra energy for the day ahead but still need to feel very grounded.
Morning Backbend Espresso
A short and sweet flow to kick start your day the right way. This practice focuses on building and moving energy around the system to get your whole body and mind zinging for the day ahead. Just over 20 minutes long but every second is dedicated to helping you feel nothing short of glorious!
Creative and Juicy Hips
A super juicy feast of movement and breath for those days you really do need to get down and get it all out. Perfect for when you need to release some stuck energy and access a bit of the power stored in the pelvis; this is a lovely flow guaranteed to get you out of your mind, into your body and very much into the power of the breath. There is a strong emphasis on fluid movements around the pelvis and hips.
Twist, Rinse & Wring it out
A pretty tough spicy, twisty flow with some core work to lead to parsva bakasana and ashtavakrasana. For when you need to channel a little bit of energy and strength to your core and upper body. You will need two blocks.
Big & Fearless Heart
Most of us have experienced fear of some kind and know that when we're in it's grip the ripples permeate all areas of our lives. Allowing fear to continue to have power over us keeps us firmly locked in cycles of fear, anxiety, low self esteem and so on. A big part of beginning to break down some of these patterns is actually providing space and time to experience our own vulnerability - sitting with the feelings and sensations which arise when we do so. This is a beautifully deep and transformative flow and part of Naomi's personal home practice. Expect plenty of backbending and as usual a lot of breath! You will need 2 blocks.