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Nature's Yoga tel: 079260 33633 Web
Classes held at Pennington WI Hall, SO41 8HE
Friday morning at 9.15am All abilities welcome.
Simple yoga with clear instructions designed to relax and strengthen the whole body. Working to increase flexiblity and calm the mind throughout the practice. Creating a happy healther you.

Yoga at Shape Up Studios
tel:01590 610881 Web
Solent Works, North Close, Lymington, SO41 9BU
The class welcomes everyone, from beginners, to those who have practised yoga before, allowing you to work at a level that is right for you. This traditional Hatha Yoga class will include challenging posture work, and flowing routines, to keep the body flexible and strong. Also breathing techniques, deep relaxation, meditation, and chanting mantra, to help de-stress, and bring stillness and calm into the body and mind.

Yoga in the Community

Tuesdays - Lymington Community Centre, Hope Jones Room
09.30 Gentle Yoga - suitable for beginners, seniors, & those wanting a more restorative practice
10.45 Yoga Flow - suitable for intermediate, advanced & those wanting a more upbeat, revitalising practice
Wednesdays - Royal British Legion, High Street
6pm to 7.30 pm - all levels welcome
Classes based on Vinyasa Flow Yoga style. Call/Message Sally for further information on 07711871800 / sally@sallypeters.co.uk

Yoga in the New Forest
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On the website you will find details of classes and workshops  in the local area. Yoga classes run weekly, there are classes suitable for all abilities and experience, including beginners. These include Gentle Yoga, Multi level Hatha Yoga, Outside yoga, classes for children, as well as specific classes for Pregnancy Yoga and Post natal Yoga.

Yoga at the New Forest Health & Leisure Centres - tel:0845 659 0845 Web
Yoga held in the local Health and Leisure Centres.
Types of Yoga
Hatha is a very general term that can encompass many of the physical types of yoga. If a class is described as Hatha style, it is probably going to be slow-paced and gentle and provide a good introduction to the basic yoga poses.
Like Hatha, Vinyasa is a general term that is used to describe many different types of classes. Vinyasa, which means breath-synchronized movement, tends to be a more vigorous style based on the performance of a series of poses called Sun Salutations, in which movement is matched to the breath. A Vinyasa class will typically start with a number of Sun Salutations to warm up the body for more intense stretching that's done at the end of class.
Ashtanga, which means "eight limbs" in Sanskrit, is a fast-paced, intense style of yoga. A set series of poses is performed, always in the same order. Ashtanga practice is very physically demanding because of the constant movement from one pose to the next. In yoga terminology, this movement is called flow. Ashtanga is also the inspiration for what is often called Power Yoga. If a class is described as Power Yoga, it will be based on the flowing style of Ashtanga, but not necessarily keep strictly to the set Ashtanga series of poses.
Based on the teachings of the yogi B.K.S Iyengar, this style of practice is most concerned with bodily alignment. In yoga, the word alignment is used to describe the precise way in which your body should be positioned in each pose in order to obtain the maximum benefits and avoid injury. Iyengar practice usually emphasizes holding poses over long periods versus moving quickly from one pose to the next (flow). Also, Iyengar practice encourages the use of props, such as yoga blankets, blocks and straps, in order to bring the body into alignment.
The emphasis in Kundalini is on the breath in conjunction with physical movement, with the purpose of freeing energy in the lower body and allowing it to move upwards. All asana practices make use of controlling the breath. But in Kundalini, the exploration of the effects of the breath (also called prana, meaning energy) on the postures is essential.
Pioneered by Bikram Choudhury, this style is more generally referred to as Hot Yoga. It is practiced in a 95 to 100 degree room, which allows for a loosening of tight muscles and profuse sweating, which is thought to be cleansing. The Bikram method is a set series of 26 poses, but not all hot classes make use of this series.