MY YOGA

In my studio we practice the Vinyasa Krama yoga approach. However, we also utilize other yoga types, because every yoga is fun. Therefore the exercises often include the elements of Yin Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Kundalini yoga, lyengara yoga, Sivananda yoga and hormonal yoga. The foundation which merges the practice with all yoga approaches consists of a rational, well-considered and conscious work with the body based on the knowledge acquired on the Academy of Physical Education.

During my classes I strive to learn asan, pranajama and pratjahara emphasizing their connection with both the philosophy from which they originate and with the classical yoga psychology. I also conduct meditation and mindfulness techniques classes.

We usually practice asanas in dynamic sequences which aim not only to work with our muscles and strength, but also to build the awareness of one’s own body. Such practice leads us not only to a better understanding of the body’s functioning, but also its better sensation. The ability to relieve stress and to consciously relax constitute the key points for working with the body. The stress building up throughout the years in the fascia is a response to our personal experiences, reactions and lifestyle. Building a position and stretching as well as working on the muscle strength is the next step towards a conscious work with the body.

Furthermore, during the classes I pay especial attention to the role of conscious breathing in practice. Then to its synchronisation with the movement. Such an approach results not only in an improvement of the body’s functioning but also forces a certain level of concentration.
The classes begin with pranajama which aims to eliminate inattention. The next stage consists of a dynamic warm-up which makes the body more elastic and eliminates some of the stress. It is only after it that we proceed to the actual practice. The classes end with a 8-10 minute relax stage.

In the beginner classes we pay especial attention to teaching the basic skills associated with working with the body. We deal with the stability, relief from stress and breath modelling.

Practice is more intense in the advanced groups. More time is devoted to working with the deep muscles. There are more inverted positions and balances. There are also more exercises connected with breathing and concentration as well as breathing and meditation. Advanced group classes end with meditation.

Meditation classes include a wide variety of concentration-meditation as well as mindfulness techniques.

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