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Hatha Yoga – Good for body and soul

Yoga is very much trending. It not only promises balance and vitality, but also effectively promotes better health and soothingly engages the whole body.

No more distractions

The most widespread type of yoga in the West is Hatha Yoga, which combines classical yoga postures with targeted breathing exercises. The aim is for the body and mind to become less distracted. It heavily focuses on the here and now.

Breathing exercises in the foreground

Important in Hatha Yoga are the “five pillars”. These include the physical exercises (Asanas), the breathing exercises (Pranayamas), deep relaxation (Shavasana), proper nutrition as well as positive thinking and meditation.

The breathing exercises are particularly important here: conscious breathing regulates the rhythm of breathing, increases the depth of breathing and lowers the heart rate. This leads to improved ventilation and cleansing of the lungs and airways, and thus to improved oxygen intake. This also ensures an optimal oxygen supply to the body. More oxygen in the brain means an increased ability to concentrate, with a simultaneous feeling of self-confidence and relaxation. The reduced heart rate further supports this relaxation effect.

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Good for blood circulation and muscles

Yoga has a positive effect on our health: The individual parts of our body are under a constant alternation of tension and relaxation, which effectively improves blood circulation and specifically strengthens and builds up the musculature. Sleep disorders, backaches and headaches, as well as high blood pressure, can be significantly reduced. Even your relaxation comes to a rest.

By repeating the individual yoga sequences several times, the positive effects add up and you can completely relax!

Also, good for beginners

Hatha Yoga is suitable for everyone. Even beginners can get started right away with Hatha Yoga, as the exercises can be adjusted in difficulty as desired.

Note, however, that it is important to start under professional guidance, as there are many things that can be done wrong in yoga, and the positive results may not come to fruition. You will find suitable courses in your John Harris fitness studio. Every Monday, you can enjoy the view from the highest building in Vienna during your yoga session on the roof terrace in the DC Tower. We offer you optimal and competent support for your perfect start to yoga.

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