“WHAT TYPE OF YOGA DO YOU TEACH?”
By Lyn Moes
At Buderim Yoga, Lyn Moes teaches CLASSICAL HATHA YOGA of the Traditional Branch. It is the practice which includes Prananyama (breathing techniques) and Asanas (postures) and Yoga Nidra (relaxation). It is the holistic yogic path that includes yama and niyama, the moral disciplines directing us towards our goals of health, peace and happiness. Classical is in keeping with the spiritual teachings of India and acknowledges yoga as ‘a way of life’.
There are many, many more Yoga styles that have developed since Yoga became popular in the Western World. These come under the Modern Branch including Bikram Yoga, performed in a room heated to 40.5 degrees Celsius (105 degrees F) with 40 percent humidity. Flow Yoga which is the integration of movement with deep abdominal breathing. Iyengar Yoga founded by BKS Iyengar of India, is a modern type of yoga that focuses on precision of physical alignment and perfection of posture. Power Yoga is a popular Western version of the ashtanga vinyasa of Sri Pattabhi Jois, of Mysore India. It is a dynamic, challenging and sweat-inducing practice.
It is important to find the Yoga style that resonates with you. The work you do on your Yoga Mat affects your whole life. It changes the way you breathe and as you breathe consciously your nervous system receives the benefits. It is a powerful therapy to help heal relationships and conquer fear and boost your overall outlook on life. It supports you physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. It is a holistic system of wellness that you monitor yourself and has a positive effect in all areas of your life.
You take charge of your life. The correct teacher will become a friend for life as you progress to be the best you can.