Yoga helps you Improve strength, balance and flexibility Improve Heart health Increased blood flow Increases body & mind gain more energy and brighter moods Manage stress with Toning your body
The style of yoga we teach here at Hammer’s Gym is slow flow & vinyasa, a form of yoga that focuses and links the breath, movement and poses altogether. As a practice, yoga will increase flexibility and strength, calm the mind, and even improve cardiovascular and overall health. Yoga not only has incredible benefits, but it is perfect for all stages of skills, from beginners to advanced, there are many opportunities to grow in your yoga practice.
Our Yoga classes incorporate different styles and techniques. Each week our classes focus on different themes so that our members are always learning and growing more skills.
A passive and restorative practice whereby a pose is held for up to 10 minutes, targeting the deep connective tissue and increasing flexibility. Props are used to give additional support and comfort, allowing the muscles to relax as well as a ‘letting go’ of the mind. Yin yoga brings about a state of calmness, activating the para-sympathetic nervous system to assist in relieving stress.
A slow paced style of yoga where the time is taken to focus on correct alignment as you move through the flow of poses, whilst building strength and flexibility. Conscious breathwork is ever present to uphold a state of mindfulness during the practice. All poses are suitable for beginners, while there is the option to extend oneself to the deepest and fullest range of each pose which will meet the needs of the more advanced student.
A more energetic and vigorous practice, Vinyasa builds stamina and improves one’s fitness level. Through a faster flow one’s heart rate is elevated; therefore, it is considered to be a cardio workout, benefitting cardiovascular health, mobility, core stability, muscle and bone strength and much more.
Additional tools and techniques that are incorporated in our classes:
Yoga breathing techniques are performed at different times throughout a class, each designed to achieve a different benefit. They can bring about calmness, increase heat in the body or cool the body down, balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain, slow the heart rate and lower blood pressure, just to name a few.
The benefits of meditative instruction extend far beyond the practice itself. Scientific research has shown that regular meditation can enhance overall well-being, reduce stress, improve concentration, increase self-awareness, and foster a greater sense of compassion and empathy. By dedicating time to meditative instruction, you can create a sanctuary within yourself, a sanctuary that allows you to navigate life’s challenges with grace and resilience.