12.30-13.30 at Le Petit Paradis Studio, Juan Les Pins
A one-hour lunchtime class of hatha yoga. Wonderful for stretching the body, refocussing the mind and releasing tension from the body. By the end of the session you’ll leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and calm, ready for the afternoon’s activities!
This 60 minute yoga class is based on Integral Yoga which is a traditional form of Hatha yoga.
We’ll begin by warming up the body in order to practice a variety of asanas (postures) to move, stretch and strengthen the body in many different ways. One of the principal ways we prepare the body for the postures is with the Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation, and you can find the basics here: Sun Salutation. It’s one of the best ways to thoroughly stretch out and prepare for the asanas.
Following the asanas there is a savasana (short relaxation) to allow the energy or prana of the practice to be absorbed into the whole system.
In the final part of the class we do pranayama (breathing practice) and a short silent meditation.
The yoga class is suitable for all levels and beginners are welcome! All you need is a basic level of fitness and and open mind in order to learn how to move your body differently.