A typical Forrest Yoga class has three sections: warming up, hot part, cooling down. The warming up part includes different pranayama techniques, stretching poses and abdominals. The hot part includes standing poses, sometimes alternating with inversions, arm balances or juicy backbends. The cooling down part includes stretching poses to release any tight areas and only in backbend classes I include abdominal work for “warming down”. This neutralises the spin and leaves you pain-free.
In general, the physical focus for each class varies, and I sequence the classes in a way that builds on the awareness into whatever body part who are focusing on. This helps to not only minimise the risk of injuries, but also to open up the body effectively so that it will lasting after class as well.
Another great aspect of Forrest Yoga is that it takes you deeper. Your emotional backlog will start bubbling up, and your time on the mat is your sacred arena to start feeling what may have been hiding in your cell tissue for a long time. Using your deep breath, intense asana practice and strong focus during class, you will create very sharp awareness, and therefore dealing with emotional stuff becomes more effective. Your mat is your scientific laboratory; you start making realisations about your habitual patterns and begin to see how they dictate your life choices.
Forrest yoga gives you tools for transforming your life. It is very little about down-dog or shaping a nice butt, even though you get that, too!
You will start learning how to make Warrior’s choices and improve your life by making choices you are really proud of.
Looking forward to having you in class!
Forrest Yoga – Beschreibung einer Stunde