Stress and anxiety are everywhere. If they're getting the best of you, you might want to hit the mat and give yoga a try. Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation or relaxation. Yoga may help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and lower your heart rate.
Our Yoga classes are every Sunday with Abeth & Ray on Sundays at 6pm CST. with special guest appearances from Yoga instructors from all over the world.
RAY MARK PANGILINAN
Ray is a fierce instructor who embodies his creative Yang energy that is sure to kick your Assana. His influences include not only Yoga, but also Barre, fitness, plyometrics, interval training, playful movement, flow, and dance. Ray’s soothing tone and melodic voice is coupled with offerings of love, laughter, playful music, and perfectly timed and well thought out sequences. Ray is the epitome of a hard-core slayer and will challenge you beyond your edges to awaken your inner slayer all while igniting your inner flame of passion, desire, and zeal.
Abeth is a gentle giant that embodies Yin energy through and through. In contrast, Abeth honours balance to this dynamic duo through “heart-core” energy. Abeth’s boisterous laugh comes from the deepest caverns of his Bhudda belly and when he instructs, he channels energy from a place of honesty, integrity, and authenticity. Abeth is also a Remedial Massage Therapist and moves his students with earnest care while paying particular attention to anatomical alignment and intelligent sequencing. Abeth believes that through whole body mind and soul awareness, we can tap into the body’s innate nature to heal when we are committed to doing the work.
Hatha is considered a gentle yoga that focuses on static poses and is great for beginners. However, even though it is gentle, it can still be physically and mentally challenging. An amazing relaxing stretch class on a Sunday Evening with the whole virtual family. A perfect way to get us ready for the next week of Zumba®.
Vinyasa is a style of yoga where poses are strung together to form one fluid sequence of movement.The classes are often fast-paced and rhythmical, with a focus on connecting the movements with the rhythm of the breath. Vinyasa means to move with the breath, which is essentially the core of a Vinyasa class. Often called flow yoga, Vinyasa Flow is a style of yoga with focus on transitions and movements, with less time spent in stationary poses.
Benefits of Hatha & Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Range of motion: The variety of movements in a Vinyasa class means you will often be working through the whole body throughout a class, and expand your range of motion by moving in ways you normally would not. This will help you avoid injuries in the future that could happen if you are always moving in the same way.
A Vinyasa class is great cardiovascular exercise, because it is often fast-paced. Moving with your breath increases your heart rate and generates heat.
Building strength: A consistent Vinyasa practice can help you build muscle throughout the whole body. In Vinyasa, you often work all parts of your body, which means you will build a balanced and functional strength.
Stress relief: A Vinyasa class can be a moving meditation. The constant motion and rhythmical movement will help quiet the mind and allow you to focus inward. In this way, Vinyasa helps you connect the body and mind, calms the nervous system and can help relieve stress and anxiety.
Connecting with the breath: Our breath holds a lot of power over our wellbeing. If we are shocked or tense, we hold our breath and automatically signal to the brain that we are uncomfortable, which in turn results in the brain producing adrenaline and cortisol (the “stress hormone”) to help us push through. Practising to connect with the breath and breathing through pain and discomfort can be a very powerful tool in overcoming both physical and mental problems.