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  • Types of Yoga

     

    There are many types of yoga available.  The below are some of the different types of yoga we practice and teach at Exhale. We also teach Tai Chi Chuan and Feldenkrais which work on body awareness and self improvement in similar ways to the way of Yoga. If you have any questions about the types of yoga that might suit you, contact us at yoga@exhale.ie. 

    Hatha Yoga

    A series of physical movements which, incorporated with breathing techniques, help the body to relax and relieve stress. It is a form of physical exercise that increases flexibility, strength, muscle tone, balance and focus. It can leave the body feeling energised while also enabling the individual to better manage the stress of a hectic lifestyle.

     

    Iyengar Yoga

    Alignment is very important in Iyengar yoga, this creates a strong base from which to work, providing new students with a solid foundation and allows students with more experience to go back to the core of their practice in order to strengthen and ground their yoga. The main focus will be on alignment and body awareness.  The classes will be challenging & energizing as well as rejuvenating. As each class unfolds both active and meditative postures will be explored.


    Gentle Yoga for Seniors

    This Gentle Yoga class for Seniors is for anyone over the age of 55 or with limited flexibility and therefore would find it difficult to do a whole class on the floor. We use the support of props such as blocks, belts & chairs to support the practice. The benefits of the class are to relax the body, improve the musculoskeletal fitness and flexibility, and elevate the spirit.

    Yoga for Pregnancy

    Pregnancy is the perfect occasion to come to yoga for the first time. The functioning of the brain changes during pregnancy (baby brain!) and the flow of hormones is strong.  These changes can be harnessed in yoga to make the pregnancy a deeply transformative experience. The movements are gentle but effective and it is common for a woman practicing yoga to avoid all of the usual discomforts of pregnancy. If you are someone who says 'yoga is not for me' - give it a go during pregnancy. At the very least you will allay backache, heartburn and swollen joints, as well as training the specific muscles you will need for childbirth. You WILL find your body responding, relaxing very deeply and this will be invaluable for you and your baby. Come anytime after week 15.

    Yoga Pilates Fusion

    This is a mix of Yoga and Pilates. It includes postures from both disciplines to increase overall flexibility and to tone, flatten and strengthen the abdominal muscles while also keeping the mind body connection used to help destress and relax the body.