I teach Hatha Yoga because I believe it is a well-rounded and balanced type of yoga. A typical class of mine commences with centering the mind and relaxing the body through basic breathing exercises called pranayama. We then stretch the body to ensure it’s prepared to move safely into yoga postures called asanas. Yoga postures help develop strength, flexibility and also tone the body. In some classes I incorporate flowing sequences which increase the heart rate and are a fun way of linking asanas together. As the class nears the end I instruct more pranayama techniques to help calm the mind and body ready for relaxation. Relaxation completes a balanced class by helping with anxiety, depression, tension, insomnia and is a healing time for the body and increases our general well-being.