YOGA BENEFITS AND STYLES
Saucha meaning purity / cleanliness.
The Studio at Living Saucha has been created for the sole purpose of bringing together the Yoga community by offering a beautiful, peaceful, boutique place, which will provide a safe and friendly space to allow growth and full immersion into ones own practice.
The benefits of regular yoga practice :
- Strengthens muscles and bones
- Improve flexibility
- Lengthens the muscles
- Improves circulation and blood flow
- Lowers stress levels and promotes a feeling of peace
- Increases oxygen to the brain and overall lung capacity
- Improves ability to focus and stay centered in challenging situations
- Aids digestion
- Increases mobility
- Promotes better posture
- Improves sense of balance
- Helps maintain a healthy weight
- Can lower risk of chronic conditions; heart disease, anxiety, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, back and neck pain, joint pain….
Vinyasa flow is a dynamic, breath led, creative and intelligently sequenced flowing yoga style, with emphasis on alignment, form and safety.
A class of Vinyasa Flow is suitable for all levels who are ready to switch off from the outside world, move, breathe and perspire.
The class is adapted to those present on the mat at that time, making adjustments to suit all levels and tempos, while encouraging self-acceptance, inspiration and an open heart.
HATHA / HATHA FLOW
A relatively gentle, slower paced class and great for beginners or students who prefer a more relaxed style where they hold poses for longer.
Hatha Flow introduces more flow with breath to the sequencing, offering more of a dynamic style Hatha class.
The style of Hatha includes the practice of asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body.
Ashtanga Yoga is a structured Vinyasa-style class following a set sequence of postures. It is a dynamic, physically demanding practice, which synchronises breath and movement to produce an internal heat which purifies the body.
With its many Vinyasas, Ashtanga Yoga is great for building core strength and toning; there is no part of the body that doesn’t work hard in the practice.
The style of Ashtanga Yoga is for you if you want a challenge, love structure and are prepared to sweat as you dynamically move through the sequence of postures.
A key benefit of following and learning the Ashtanga sequence is that you can take responsibility for your own practice so it becomes second nature and easy to incorporate into your everyday life.
HIIT YOGA FLOW
Yoga and high intensity interval training (HIIT) focusing on developing strength and stamina.
A mix of asanas (poses) from Yoga with Gym-style interval training.
A great class for absolutely anyone!
Yin Yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things; Yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect.
A Yin class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. The poses of held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer.
This type of Yoga is for you if you are tired and craving energy or you’re over stimulated and have too much energy; if your mind is overactive or your energy levels are erratic.
Meditation is an approach to training the mind, similar to the way that fitness is an approach to training the body.
As a practice, Meditation can be defined where an individual focuses their mind on a particular object, thought or activity to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state.
Using Meditation, you can reduce stress, anxiety, depression and pain.