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What is a Sound Bath?
As the title says, sound bath sessions is all about bathing yourself or surrounding yourself with specific vibrational frequencies that promotes healing, relaxation, create higher mind/ body awareness, meditate & may help to facilitate healing both mental & physical trauma(s). Sound healing aka sound bath has been around for decades dating back to the very first time humans realised that certain frequencies that are emitted by nature, brings a different state of mind/ body experience, such as waves, birds chirping, wind howls etc. Now a sound bath is used with so many instruments that provides different frequencies that allows a theme to follow in most studios/ private spaces.
What is Medical Yoga Therapy
Yoga has seen an increase in both lay people & healthcare's interests. More recently science has been on the topic of how yoga may be used in conjunction with other types of therapy. Medical Yoga Therapy is a line of modalities that has been approved by medical researchers that it has significant percentage of facilitating both healing of the mind & body through learning how to induce self relaxation & promote increased/ improved well- being. Yoga has not changed for thousands of years & chances are, they're still practised the same way it has been before. One thing to note that while some of "yoga stuffs" that one will be exposed to are still not being accepted in the mainstream medical industry, due to insufficient statistics from research. Some say science is behind, some says only science can prove if it's safe & effective, & we have some that believe you don't have to wait for science to validate a validity of a topic if you can experience an improved lifestyle and wellbeing. Whatever you believe in & think of it, Yoga is here to stay & with a very high likelihood of being in mainstream medical care system as some countries are already adapting it with doctors prescribing yoga as therapy.
Is Medical Yoga Therapy only for Medical reason
Everyone knows a thing or two about yoga & what it is(well sort of). One of the yoga derived movement from different asanas(posture) is the famous downward dog. A staple of any flow or cycle of yoga movement. It doesn't matter if you are beginning to want to try yoga or you're already practising it for a few month/ years, you will need to know what are the fundamental movement during a typical yoga session and the benefits to it. The movements below are named in bot sanskrit & english, & they are not in order nor are they in order of greater/ lesser importance. Know all you need to know about the benefits to which yoga movement you can practise more for your goals:
Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
How to do it correctly:
There's much speculation about how Aerial classes hold so much benefit for the body. Most of the poses in the gravity defying class allows your joints to be decompress and in some poses, even your spine may be targeted to get the best of decompression of the spine, but not without it's precautions to those with existing spinal conditions that needs a medical attention. With the current increase in numbers for aerial demands, studios are having a waitlist for students that wants to try join a class! With this demand calls for demands in training and competitiveness in trying to grab the most numbers of students in a class. So how much is a class for aerial you ask? Well look below to know the classes, frequency and pricing for each of the current studios that are available for you to try out classes:
It goes by many names, Aerial Yoga, Hammock Fitness, Floating yoga, Air Yoga, and a few others. The principles are the same throughout the differences in name, a loop of material(hardly ever with silks) , with you learning movements which translate into, being in a certain posture with a name! It's one of the fastest trending things that is catching up after Bikram Yoga(hot yoga), with studios that has a long line of waitlist of students coming in. The idea of fun is usually associated with aerials, but fortunately with the nature of teaching it, teachers are usually well exposed and trained in using them outweighs the fun part as the teacher would ensure the best possible fun without causing injury. It has benefits that not many people know, so here we are helping to educate everyone how doing aerial can be more than what you know!
Yin - Yang's(derived from Taoism) concept can be found in life and everywhere we look. A good example of the principle is observing the Sun & Moon, White & Black, Stone & Water, Cold & Hot temperature, Awake & Sleeping, Female & Male, and as you can see they are polar opposites. In activities of the body and mind, a physical activity is considered Yang and more meditative state of being is the Yin.
Yin Yoga, developed by Paulie Zink, is a martial artist and philosophically, has his beliefs on Taoism and Yoga. With a combination of both personal practice and beliefs, he crafted out a new form of approach of practice. He didn't develop this to be a religious ritual, however, just laying Taoism as a universal principles to the session that is, to embody harmony with the mind and body. Ever since Paulie's development of Yin Yoga, there has been a widespread of teachings and practices which doesn't necessarily be taught by Paulie himself. As Yin yoga sessions are a wide variety which can include meditation, breath works, PNF or Contract Relax(more for MSK geeks) to see how wide it can be. Yin yoga classes can also be changed and suited to personalise a session for those coming in for certain goals(eg knee pain, emotional trauma, etc). Yin yoga, just like any other yoga lessons lends the same conceptual idea that nothing is different and that we need to learn how to live in harmony and not disturb the flow of life, but to be with the flow of universal energies around us. The session can be broken down to suit the crowd that is walking in, from meridians stimulations, kinetic chain releases, visceral organs, the five elements(water, fire, ether, space and earth) and so much more. Having an emotional release is also known to happen during lessons. Props such as bolsters, cushions, pillows, blankets, blocks, and any form of material that allows help to support your limbs may be used in some classes.
Sleep is a non negotiable physiological process. You have to have enough sleep to recover, maintain your wellbeing and rid of any by-products that you have accumulated during the day which can be induced by foods, the environment and even mental and physical stress. It's said that a 30-minute yoga nidra practice is equivalent to 2-4 hours of sleep, but that doesn't mean that this Yoga nidra now, will be replacing your sleep, it doesn't! It's more of a power nap or used to guide yourself to sleep, and on a deeper level, to know yourself.
We have four main brain waves that any kid or adult will go through. For most of us, these data or insights to our brain waves don't matter. We don't need to know, but it's good to know where you have your brain waves at in different times and situations of the day. This can help you be aware of your rest time during sleep and how to switch to different brain waves to help you maintain sanity of the stress in your environment.
Freedom for each individual means something different. Some people sees money being the answer to freedom, some would say freedom is being able to accept yourself or others around you, but freedom in it's essence is freedom of, from, with and to everything. Yog's teachings are simple to none. There is no religion or god to pray to, and if you are in a religion then you use yoga as a platform to get deeper into the connection of your religion's almighty.
"Real freedom is when you surrender & let go"
Do i need freedom if everything in my life is going great and i have everything?
See the problem arises not when you have everything and life has no fault with it, it's perfect do to speak. As life is, events can take a steep turn sometimes changing us as a whole or even stop us on our tracks, and when life happens you need to be able to mentally grasp what is going on. Being free of all things doesn't mean two things, one you get oblivious to everything, second, you dont want to progress and work as you just have decided to let go and surrender to whatever comes. Why you say? It's mindless and unconscious. When you do things mindlessly and not consciously, no-one gets anywhere but pain and suffering increases. When you do anything consciously and mindfully, love flourishes with everyone and everything, and when that happens every individual cares almost automatically and feel for each other and the environment.
MSMC has two yoga studio one being the main hall and the other called the loft. We run a variety of classes for mostly beginners and few classes for the advanced practitioner. We have active and passive classes to suit both looking to explore your body and mind.
MSMC's Yoga studio is equipped with :
The loft(pic not available), located in the same building, but with a separate entrance, is our secret playhouse in the centre. Nestled in the attic with the ability to fit in another 6 aerial hammocks, accommodate 8-10 people people, 12 suspension trainer mounts, a white wall to project picture or video which you can draw and erase easily after. The loft was built with extra privacy in mind with enough space to freely move about for 8 people and still have close interaction with the teacher.
Looking for a beginners class near you? We are located in the hearts of Little India & have a variety of class waiting for your presence, from asana(postures) to mindful meditation. With so many yoga studio popping up, one is spoilt for choice looking for a yoga studio to either start a practise or start the wellness journey with yoga, whatever your reasons are.
There are three questions you ask yourself when looking for a yoga studio:
If you have answered all three questions, you will then move towards trying a trial class to see if the dynamics of the teachers are towards what you like to continue with and what their personal beliefs are. Some teachers are more instructional, some of them are hands on and some of us just don't like to be man handled while being adjusted, and some of the teachers are more spiritually inclined so the session will have specific instructions to go deep, some are strict and some are always relaxed. Whatever the yoga teachers bring with them to the mat, you need to experience it yourself as someone who eats the same chocolate cake might not go through the same experience inside with you, always! Being in the presence of the teacher, you will get a personal view and opinion what you prefer to learn in your current journey and if the sessions during the yoga class will help you move towards that direction and goal. You as well want someone who is clear with instructions, not leaving you guessing all while you are in class under instructions(give this type of class a miss). Clear instructions allows you to self guide it to yourself and use it whenever you want to repeat the desired outcome, anytime, anywhere.
Check with the teachers by asking them questions in a casual conversation to see what their state of mind is. You are a potential student who wants to learn yoga, so what better way can the teacher do to convince you that they are for you. Being or holding the title "Yoga Teacher" is a heavy role, as each individual bears a responsibility for the teachers to teach them the right things, on and off the mat. Being the student, it's imperative to check and not follow in blind faith what the teacher's teachings are and so on.
Check also how the place feels when your first visit there and note how it makes you feel and think. A yoga studio should always and we mean 100% of the times homely and never "cold". Look around if their yoga mats are cleaned, what do they use for the mats(materials such as cork-top, foam, etc) old or new, smells funny, floors, are they dirty or squeaky clean. Last but not least, look at once again, the interactions from the teacher and other students. How do they welcome you as an individual and a group? and how does the teacher bring the class together.
The teachers ability to bring a class in terms of both energy and focus is overlooked in most studios, as there are too many people in a class, the energy shifts are real when there is too many people who feels off and one can observe by their body language. Allow yourself to always try and shop around studios for a trial class as then and only then will you be able to see and experience the vast difference in teaching principles, personal beliefs, spiritual inclination, physical abilities and so on. Don't be locked into the cycle of going somewhere similar and doing most things same or similar, try meet someone new and change your environment. It creates new pathways to living consciously.
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