Why you Practice? Find the right Yoga Styles for You!
How to choose the Yoga Styles and the Yoga Class that is right for you? Have a look at this quick guide to help you discover what yoga styles you are looking for:
- Your main reason for practicing: Are you looking for a meditative yoga class, or to work up more of a sweat. Or are you attracted to the restorative and relaxing benefits of yoga? Are you searching for a spiritual experience, or relief from a physical pain?
- Specific need: Do you want a lot of attention from your teacher through adjustments, encouragement or do you like to practice in a group setting? Do you prefer to be gently nudged?
- If none of that works, look at what speaks to you most.
- Finally always remember to do whatever it is that makes you want to do yoga and do more yoga!!!
There is no good or bad in yoga. There is also no right or wrong, superior or inferior style. All Yoga Styles are different and our teachers each have their own Yoga Styles. And also remember that the asana practice is just one of six branches of yoga outlined in sacred texts. If a physical practice feels limiting, explore one of the other five branches such as meditation.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE STYLES WE OFFER
GENTLE FLOW YOGA
The Brussels Yoga Loft developed the Gentle Flow Yoga Classes especially for complete beginners to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. This yoga class is unique will boost your energy level, reduce stress, and makes your body healthier whilst reducing the impact from certain asanas. This is also suitable for people with temporary or permanent physical limitations. It will help you get acquainted with the asanas and the principles of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga in a gradual and relaxed way focusing on alignment, breathing and flow.
INTEGRATIVE HEALING FLOW
These are some of the elements we will have during a typical Healing and Restorative class:
- Sookhshma Vyayam/Warm up done gently. This helps to stay happy and healthy by reducing any physical and mental pain. Done gently to loosen up the joints, and give new energy(standing – 10 mins)
- Asanas done gently and help to make your body strong where it needs to be (sitting either on chair or on floor – 10 mins)
- Self –Acupressure helps to relieve physical pain and stay happy (Sitting either on chair or on floor – 10 mins)
- Pranayama (Breathing exercises) along with Mudras help to release stress, boosts immune system and increase longevity. (Sitting either on chair or on floor – 10 mins)
- Meditation to bring peace of mind and body, make you feel good from inside and bring positive energy.(Lying/Sitting as per student’s wish – 15 mins)
- Clapping therapy (standing/sitting) – 2 mins
- Laughter therapy tobring joy and make you more lively(standing/sitting – 2 mins)
- One Naturopathy tip – 1 min
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YIN WITH CRYSTAL SOUND BOWL BATH
The first part of the class is a deliciously relaxing and also deep stretching yin yoga class. Yin yoga works the deeper yin connective tissues of ligaments, joints, fascial networks and bones. In this way, all of our tissues are exercised. Yin yoga, like yang, provides optimum physical health, mental and emotional balance, and increased energy. Practiced together with meditation, and types of yoga (ashtanga and others) and also mindfulness meditation practices, there can be an extraordinary synchronisation of body and mind, leading to a complete life transformation.
In the second half of our class relax in shavasana as you absorb the pure sounds of the music of alchemy crystal bowls. These rare and beautiful instruments give you the opportunity to direct your healing intentions to whatever sphere you need: emotional, physical, spiritual. Effortlessly mixing this clear resonance with body and intention can produce very deep levels of relaxation and healing. Crystal sound bowl healing is highly recommended for those experience the stress of daily life, to find deep relaxation and a new sense of clarity, like a weight has been lifted from your shoulders.
MINDFUL FLOW YOGA
New at the Brussels Yoga Loft are the Mindful Flow classes. A mindful flow seamlessly connects from one pose to another. There will be a new sequence every week with a different focus combining both ashtanga and yin inspired asanas and sequences. The joining – inherent to yoga – of the different style sis what makes this class a unique experience. Each class brings a balance between developing strength and flexibility.
YINYASA FLOW YOGA
YINyasa is a fluid flow of yin yoga poses targeting an all-over-body improvement in range of motion & flexibility. Moving at a slightly faster pace than a traditional yin class, we hold poses for 2 – 3 minutes & balance with some gentle yang counter-poses to stimulate the flow of energy. The level is adaptable to everyone – all are welcome! Make sure to look for this class on the schedule as it is not always on offer.
A regular yoga practice can help to counter the stress experienced by children as well as being hugely beneficial for encouraging self-confidence, body awareness, concentration and focus. Physically, it develops children’s flexibility, strength and brain-body coordination. By teaching techniques for breathing, mindfulness, relaxation, self-calming and positive attitude, we can equip children with important tools for which to deal with the stress of living in a chaotic world of constant stimulation.
Kidding Around Yoga brings all the advantages of movement, mindfulness and meditation to children in a fun and engaging way. KIDDING AROUND YOGA (KAY) can share with children the five branches of Yoga at a level appropriate for young minds and bodies. Every KAY class offers a complete Yoga practice that includes: stretching and strengthening poses, relaxation techniques, breathing instruction as well as music, games, and imagination. KAY is not your typical Yoga class; it gets children singing, dancing, skipping, marching, jogging, shaking, laughing, hopping, limbo-ing, and storytelling ALL while practicing Yoga to music.
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ASHTANGA VINYASA YOGA
ASHTANGA FIRST SERIES (SHORT)
The Ashtanga 1st Series (short) – previously called the “Modified Primary Series” is based on the Full Primary Series designed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and made accessible to all. The classes in these Yoga Styles begin with sun salutations, standing poses and balancing asanas, and finishes with seated forward-folds, twists, backbends and inversions. The primary focus is physical cleansing, synchronization of breath and movement. This class is open to practitioners of all levels and offers easy to learn modifications depending on the level of the individual.
FULL PRIMARY SERIES (FPS) – ASHTANGA VINYASA YOGA
Experience the full primary series sequence of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, offering further asanas to enhance and round out the Primary Series practice. This class is not recommended for those with little or no yoga experience. This fast paced class includes arm balancing, back bends, inversions and it also builds endurance and breath. Modifications are possible for all poses.
A Vinyasa Yoga Class for yoga students who are ready for more challenges as well as asanas from the second and third series of Ashtanga. Created by our Teacher and Mentor Larry Schultz, the Rocket sequence is invigorating, challenging and fun mix of first, second and third series asanas of the ashtanga system.
Yin Yoga is a great compliment to Ashtanga and these different Yoga Styles really go together well. It directs the stimulation deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues and targets connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones and joints with the aim of increasing circulation and improving flexibility. It will work deeper muscles that normally are not exercised much in amore active style practice. Everyone is welcome!
Prepare for the mental and physical aspects of childbirth with our prenatal yoga class. This class provides and environment for pregnant women to learn breathing and relaxation techniques, as well as strengthening exercises for where the body will need to be strong. This class will help improve balance, circulation and toning with postures modified for the needs of each trimester. Create those surges of prana (breathe life force and energy) for yourself as well asfor your baby. Get to know other expectant mothers and learn relaxation techniques that will take you far beyond pregnancy.
Heal and rejuvenate your body and peace of mind. Post-natal yoga is just as important as prenatal yoga, bringing the body into shape by rebuilding core strength and relieving neck and shoulder tension, while putting internal organs back in place. This class may contribute to a calmer mother, a more serene environment, as well as a healthier and stronger woman. The result of all of that is a healthier and happier baby.
We have adapted these fun Ashtanga yoga classes especially for kids! This lively atmosphere will show children the enjoyment found in discovering their physical & mental capabilities. Children derive immense benefits from yoga. Physically, it also enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. It also increases their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation. It can also help counter stress. This is for the age group of 4 to 6 years and 6 years and above (until about 12 or 13 years). Contact us at email@example.com for information and registration.
COMMUNITY MEDITATION YOGA
Our Meditation classes focus on Relaxation for body & mind. The introduction to meditation comprises clear instructions based on a 2,600-year tradition, an unbroken lineage going back to Buddha Shakyamuni.
First we will introduce you to the view or understanding of the practice. What problems and challenges do we face in our lives? How does meditation work to address these issues? What good results can you expect to achieve through the practice? Then we move on to practical meditation instruction which introduces working with body, breath and thoughts. We practice together for short periods, interspersed with group discussion, which helps to clarify our meditation experience. Finally we discuss how to bring meditation into daily life. The results for those who stick with it is a wonderful change in your life path.
Every meditation session ends with a deliciously relaxing and rejuvenating Crystal Sound Bowl Bath. In seconds you will be immersed in waves of enchanting sounds that help to wash away negative, stressful thoughts and feelings. You will also feel a new sense of clarity, like a weight has been lifted from your shoulders.