Anjaneyasana - Forward lunge

What to expect from your yoga lesson

Our practice is based on traditional hatha yoga. There are no props used such as belts, blocks etc., only a yoga mat. Physical postures (asanas) are held for a period of time, and there is no jumping involved. 

The session takes 1.5 hours. Beginners are given clear step-by-step instructions. If you are more experienced, the teacher can give you a lesson that is of a higher intensity. All students are encouraged to practise within their own limit. You can gain the benefits of yoga regardless of your physical condition or previous experience.

We start each session with 12-15 minutes of deep relaxation to rest the physical body, focus the mind, and prepare the body for the rest of the session. This part of the class is usually every student’s favourite.

Then we practise 8-10 minutes of deep breathing (pranayama). We strengthen the lungs and diaphragm through the control of inhalation, retention and exhalation. The quality of the breath improves, and energy in the body increases.
 
Most of the session is taken up by the practice of physical postures. Tension is released as we gently stretch stiff muscles and joints. The student will develop strength, suppleness, balance and great vitality in the physical body. Internal organs are rejuvenated and the body’s natural immune system becomes stronger. The practice of asanas calm the nerves and quieten the mind. 
Finally, we sit down for a few minutes to concentrate and train the mind. At the end of our session, you will feel relaxed, light, and rejuvenated.     
 

Before the Lesson

Arriving on time 
Please be ready 5-10 minutes before the start of your lesson to allow yourself time to prepare mentally and physically.

Health condition 
Inform the teacher, if you have any injury or medical condition, for example: 
– back, knee, neck problem 
– pregnancy  
– high blood pressure 

– etc.

This is important as some postures may be unsuitable for your condition and hence may need to be modified or not practised at all. 

What to wear 
Wear clothing that is loose and comfortable such as a cotton top and track pants, or gym wear. No footwear is required during yoga practice, bring along your clean feet.

Eating before class 
It is best to practise yoga on an empty stomach. You should not eat for at least 2 hours before class. If you have a heavy meal, then it is best to allow 3-4 hours before practising yoga.

What you need to use
In class, we will use a yoga mat, a cushion to sit on, and a large towel or light blanket for relaxation. All equipment will be provided if we practice in our studio in Alcudia. If we go to your hotel or villa, we will bring the yoga mats.  

Trikonasana - Triangle
Adho Mukha Shvanasana - Dog
Uttanasana- Forward Bend