Yoga originates from India and has been around for thousands of years. It’s a great way to connect with yourself, but give yourself some time to master it.
During yoga you move with attention. Your respiration plays an important role in this process. By focusing on your breathing you stay connected to your body. This will help you to get to know your body better, to identify your stressful stimuli more quickly and to anticipate on them.
Everyone experiences yoga differently and it depends on the form of yoga how you react to it. It can be both energizing and relaxing, it can increase your flexibility, it can improve your concentration or it can bring you insights that are also beneficial when stepping away from your yoga mat.
This form of yoga offers you especially relaxation and agility.
With yin yoga we stimulate the connective tissue, also called fascia. Connective tissue is tough and stiff and tends to dehydrate and become even stiffer. It dries out as we get older and because we move too little. In yin yoga we seek the resistance in every pose and try to relax as much as possible in that position in order to stimulate the connective tissue. Since fascia is so tough and stiff, we stay in the pose for at least 3-5 minutes.
It is a relaxing meditative form in which you always explore and test your limits. How far can I go? Can I go deeper into the pose, or have I gone too deep? Can I endure this discomfort or should I be a little milder to myself?
Hatha yoga is the foundation of all the different forms of yoga. In this form of yoga every posture is separate. You get into the posture and focus on the experience, not on the result you want to achieve. You remain in the posture while spreading the tension over your muscles, fully present and alert. Once you get out of the pose, you check what its effect was.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga is a dynamic form of yoga, in which different postures gradually and smoothly merge into one another, just like in a dance. Your breathing plays a crucial role in this yoga form.
In general, the inhalation is linked to upward movements or movements away from you. The exhalation will go together with movements or movements going down towards you. Your flow is created by being fully absorbed in the smooth stream of postures and breathing.
Francesc (2020) “I know Anne first as Yin Yoga teacher and then as a Mindfulness trainer. This beautiful combination makes her teaching very delicate and deep.”