Hatha Yoga Classes in Exeter
Discover Hatha Yoga Classes in Exeter
Hatha yoga, a cornerstone of yoga practices in Exeter, is perfect for individuals of all levels, especially beginners and those keen on diving deep into their postures. This yoga style emphasizes breathing synchronization with physical posture, allowing participants to hold poses longer than in other yoga forms.
Historical Roots of Hatha Yoga
Classical Hatha Yoga finds its origins in three seminal Hindu texts: the Hatha Yoga Pradipika penned by yogi Swatmarama in the 15th century BCE, the Shiva Samhita by an unknown author around the 16th century BCE, and the Gheranda Samhita by yogi Gheranda in the 17th century BCE. Swatmarama collated teachings from prior Hatha Yoga manuscripts. Central to Hatha yoga are the asanas (physical postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques), preparing the body for advanced meditation and Yoga.
Benefits of Joining Hatha Yoga Classes in Exeter
Our Exeter-based Hatha Yoga classes are tailored for practitioners ranging from novices to experts. Classes strike a harmony between effort and relaxation, starting with a gentle warm-up progressing to a series of intense, sequential postures. These poses, performed standing, seated, or on the floor, help synchronize breath with body movement, strengthening muscles and ligaments in the process.
In every session, you’ll be guided to adjust postures based on comfort, teaching your body to dispel tension. Classes culminate in profound relaxation, easing the mind and body, complemented by short meditation and breathing exercises.
Curious about how Hatha Yoga Classes in Exeter can enhance your wellness journey? Reach out today or click below to book a session.