Individual yoga classes
What is the difference between a yoga class and an individual lesson?
In a common yoga class the teacher is adjusting the practice according to the group’s level. Other than that, the teacher need to divide the attention between all of the practitioners. In contrast, an individual yoga class is focused on your personal needs and goals.
For an example:
- To become autonomous in your yoga practice.
- To adjust a class to your physical capacities.
- To use yoga to increase your sport’s performances.
I want to be autonomous in my practice
From the practice of Asanas to Meditation through Pranayama we will work together on all of these essential points so that you can be autonomous in your practice.
You can complete your personal practice with private lessons until you feel completely independent.
I want to create a yoga sequence that would match my physical capacities
If you feel joint pain during your yoga practice, it means that you are doing something wrong.
You need a special sequence adapted to your capacities in order to not hurt yourself and enjoy the benefits of yoga. In a private class we study together your contraindications and we build a designed sequence to eliminate any risk of injury.
After a period of regular yoga lessons (individual for each person’s progress), you will feel confident to practice at home in total autonomy.
I want to use yoga in addition to my sport's activity
Practicing yoga will help you take your sport activity to the next level. It helps relieve tension, balance your body, prevent injuries and back problems and even improve your performance.
Yoga to improve your performance
Sportively speaking yoga is effective for:
- Straighten the joints and therefore gain mobility.
- Learn how to place your breath. An essential point in order to synchronize the gesture and the breath in most sports.
- Developing resistance to stress and the ability to feel your body.
- Developing focus through Pranayama and meditation.
Yoga to prevent injuries
Much more than a stretching session yoga allows you to lengthen your muscles and therefore gain mobility and flexibility.
By relieving tension on the back and joints, yoga will help re positioning your body in the right alignment that might sometimes get too stimulated by your sport activity.
A few examples
All sports can be beneficently completed by practicing yoga. You will find a short list below:
- Surfing or skiing – in order to work on your posture and be more accurate in your movement.
- Swimming – in order to lengthen and stretch the muscles used.
- All traumatizing sports for the muscles (football, basketball, handball, judo, etc) – in order to release tension and re balance your body.
- Running – in order to warm up the body before and to recover after the effort.
Composition of a yoga sequence
You will find the elements of a full yoga practice bellow:
Prana means vital force and Ayama means control. Therefore Pranayama is ''control of breath''. By controlling our breath we expand the vital energy in our bodies.
It's essential to warm up the body before starting the practice. We use the Sun salutations (a short sequence of postures that is more dynamic than the rest of the practice) in order to do so.
We use a variety of different Asanas (body postures) when each Asana focuses on a different part of the body.
At the end of each class we focus our attention on our own breath. Meditation is a tool to achieve a clear and calm state of mind.
For further information or booking an individual yoga class feel free to contact me.
~ Batel ~