The Zenscape Yoga & Arts Festival is a day to immerse yourself in health and wellness. With array of classes including yoga, music, arts, health, healing, knowledge and empowerment, there is something for everyone. At Zenscape Yoga & Arts Festival it’s important to choose a yoga practice that is right for you and meets your needs. Yoga classes can be relaxing, meditative, challenging, or easy. Trying different styles of yoga will guide you towards your perfect fit. Incorporating a variety of techniques could enhance your overall yoga experience and challenge you to break out of your comfort zone. Learn about the different types of yoga below and select a style that suits your needs.
How you breathe has a powerful effect on how you feel. Pranayama is how you control prana through breathing. The best way to increase your prana is to master your breath.
- Decreases stress
- Improves the autonomic functions
- Relieves the symptoms of asthma
- Excellent for weight loss
Restorative yoga involves five to six poses that are supported by props. These props allow your body to relax and rest entirely. Poses are held for five minutes or longer. Some restorative poses include gentle body twist, seated forward folds, and light backbends.
- Soothes the nervous system
- Encourages mindfulness
- Cultivates heightened body awareness
- Deepens self-awareness and introspection
Kundalini yoga blends of the spiritual and physical. The techniques include movement, active breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of mantras. The aim is to increase consciousness and build physical vitality.
- Deep relaxation
- Emotional balance and neutral mind
- Increase energy level
- Feelings of contentment and simplicity
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Paddle Board (SUP)
SUP yoga done on water using a paddle board, it’s a pleasant way to experience nature and invigorate your yoga practice. You will need a board, paddle, leash, PFD, and an anchor.
- Experience nature
- Practices mindfulness
- Engages different muscles
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Dharma Yoga Wheel
The Dharma Yoga Wheel is a prop that assists you in performing deep back bends in your practice. The wheel comes in a few sizes depending on your height and how deep you want to stretch. Use the wheel to warm up and cool down after any activity.
- Makes you stronger
- Improves posture
- Increases flexibility
- Relieves aches and pains
Acro is a form of yoga done with a partner; the poses are a mix of acrobatics, Thai massage, and yoga. Acro is a more vigorous and challenging yoga practice. A usual class will include a warm-up, partner work, flowing sequences, inversions and Thai yoga massage.
- Builds trust within your body and with your partner
- Improves communication and awareness
- Builds a strong foundation
Aerial yoga uses a hammock suspended from the ceiling to perform gravity-defying yoga poses. Aerial yoga is excellent for first timers. Poses are a breeze to master. They are more accessible than the mat poses. Aerial fitness is suitable for different body types.
- Muscle toning and strengthening
- Great cardio workout
- Enhances flexibility, joint rotation, and mobility
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