Hatha yoga offers a series of different postures, or asanas, held during several breaths, which aim to make the body flexible and firm, to release its tensions, to allow the prana, or vital energy, to circulate, and to bring the mind to a state of awareness and concentration.
Vinyasa yoga classes are dynamic and energetic classes in which the postures are linked seamlessly to each other. The practice of vinyasa flow tones muscles and joints, improves physical flexibility, increases blood circulation and detoxifies the body, while releasing physical and mental tension.
Gentle yoga class in which the postures, mostly performed on the floor, are held for several minutes and which works in depth on the joints, bones, ligaments and tendons.
Meditation is a concentration free from distracting thoughts which are usually the source of our stress, sadness, tension, anger, fears and other negative emotions. Meditation makes our mind calm and peaceful : When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind calm down, deep happiness and contentment naturally occurs from within. This feeling of contentment and well-being helps us to cope with the hustle and bustle and challenges of life.
Comfortably seated on a cushion or a mat on the floor, or even seated on a chair, with our eyes closed or slightly open, we remain motionless and silent. We relax and let ourselves be guided. We gently bring our mind to calm down, to relax, and to return to its home, a clear and calm inner space devoid of any torments. In this space of peace and inner clarity, our true, deep and secret nature is revealed, allowing feelings of joy, gratitude, love and compassion to naturally awaken in us, the source of pure and deep happiness.
Yoga nidra, sometimes referred to as sleep yoga, is a method of conscious, physical, psychological and emotional relaxation. In this state of deep and dynamic relaxation, between waking and sleeping, we spontaneously come into contact with our unconscious and our subconscious. These levels of consciousness are exceptionally receptive, and we can easily induce deep and lasting positive changes within ourselves. The practice of yoga nidra allows in particular to increase our memory and our creativity, to create new positive mental attitudes, to develop our intuition and our inspiration.
Lying comfortably on our yoga mat in savasana posture, with our eyes closed, relaxed, we are guided to those subtle levels of consciousness in which we ourselves can sow the seeds of the positive changes we wish to see in our lives.