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Yoga and Pilates Classes in Wetherill Park Sydney at Yoga & Beyond cultivate health and well-being (physical, emotional, mental and social) through the regular practice of a range of many different techniques, including postures and movement, breath awareness and breathing techniques, relaxation techniues , focus and concentration building , self-inquiry and meditation.
We include pregnanacy yoga ( anti-natal yoga) in most classes and we will give you variations to do if the pose is not suitable during preganancy.
Yoga is an approach to life that values appropriate effort, based on balance and harmony, within each person and with each other.
Yoga Classes include two key Elements;
1. Physical Postures
The most popular form of yoga today is an integration of several yoga practices, primarily - body movement, traditionally known as postures or asanas. They serve to strengthen and invigorate the body, helping all physical systems to work properly. These include the skeletal and muscular structures as well as the circulation, respiratory, glandular and nervous systems. The postures are performed with awareness, with a focus on the breath and the internal experience.
Meditation is the yogic practice of being connected to the deepest part within. A wide range of meditation techniques are designed to help you observe and explore the world of thoughts and feelings, and go beyond to an experience of deep peace and contentment.
At Yoga & Beyond the Yoga Classes are never the same, you will never be bored! With the intergration of different forms of Yoga, stretching ,pilates, Body Balance and more . Here are a few styles of yoga taught at Wetherill Park ;
Hatha is a very general term that can encompass many of the physical types of yoga. If a class is described as Hatha style, it is probably going to be slow-paced and gentle and provide a good introduction to the basic yoga poses.
Like Hatha, Vinyasa is a general term that is used to describe many different types of classes. Vinyasa, which means breath-synchronized movement, tends to be a more vigorous style based on the performance of a series of poses called Sun Salutations, in which movement is matched to the breath. A Vinyasa class will typically start with a number of Sun Salutations to warm up the body for more intense stretching that's done at the end of class.
If a class is described as Power Yoga, it will be based on a flowing style of yoga .Students with injuries or who are not at all fit would best to avoid this style of class as their is no mification if poses to suite individual needs. This class helps build strength and cardio health. A bit like a yoga bootcamp session.
Based on the teachings of the yogi B.K.S Iyengar, this style of practice is most concerned with bodily alignment. In yoga, the word alignment is used to describe the precise way in which your body should be positioned in each pose in order to obtain the maximum benefits and avoid injury. Iyengar practice usually emphasizes holding poses over long periods versus moving quickly from one pose to the next (flow). Also, Iyengar practice encourages the use of props, such as yoga blankets, blocks and straps, in order to bring the body into alignment. Most classes atYoga Beyond Focus on alignment and correct posture. This enables us to continue adjusting out posture in every day life.
Yoga breathing exercises, also known as Pranayama, are an important part of a developing yoga practice. Pranayama is one of the Eight Limbs of Yoga
, as defined by the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. In addition to deepening your yoga practice, learning ways to calm or invigorate the body through breathing will greatly benefit your life off the mat.
Breathing is an involuntary act; it is an essential part of life. Although we cannot control whether or not we breathe, we can control the way that we breathe. A belief that different methods of breath affect the body's health and life force is the core of Pranayama practice.
Allows the body time to process information at the end of a class.
No yoga session is complete without the final pose – Savasana. The body needs this time to understand the new information it has received through practicing yoga. Even though Savasana is a resting pose, it’s not the same a sleeping! You should stay present and aware during the five to ten minute duration of final relaxation.