Welcome to Yoga.
Yoga is an ancient art and science with the ultimate aim of providing a path to inner stillness, peace and oneness.
Yoga teaches us to live in the present moment, to remember our true nature and to surrender to grace.
There are many interpretations of Yoga. From devotional and service orientated to hot and physical. So where does Thrive Yoga fit in the mix? Thrive Yoga is essentially Hatha Yoga. Most commonly known Western Yoga styles fit into this category. ‘Ha’ is sun, ‘tha’ is moon – thus, Hatha is the Yoga of balance.
(Classes, times, workshops and retreats)
Thrive Yoga is based on the ancient teachings of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. These teachings outline eight paths of Yoga:
· Ahimsa – Compassion for all Living Things
· Satya – Truthfulness
· Asteya – Non-Stealing
· Brahmacharya – Investing Energy Wisely
· Aparigraha – Non-Attachment
Niyamas – Cultivating Soul Qualities
· Saucha – Purity
· Santosha – Contentment
· Tapas – Internal Flame of Enthusiasm
· Svadhyaya – Self-Study & Reflection
· Ishvara Pranidhana – Celebration of the Spiritual
Asana – Physical Postures
Pranayama – Energy and Breath
Pratyahara – Turning Inward from the Senses
Dharana – Concentration
Dhyana – Meditation
Samadhi – Union; Bliss consciousness