What is Traditional Hot Yoga - Ghosh Lineage System Style of Yoga
How Hot is Hot?
Traditional Hot Yoga is a style of yoga that we teach from the Ghosh Lineage System developed in Calcutta India
not a specific relationship to the temperature in the yoga room.
Classes taught in a warm room or moderately warm room feel like a warm summer day.
Classes with added heat during the class feel like a hot summer day.
The heat is intended to enhance your yoga practice not deplete your energy.
Traditional Hot Yoga "Fire" Sequence
This class is based upon postures from the Ghosh Lineage System of Yoga where there is stillness between each posture and is easy for beginners to access. This is not a vinyasa flow class.
The "Fire" Sequence builds from the foundation of the "26/2" Sequence of postures and adds postures that build strength in the arms, shoulders, and abdomen. Ghosh Yoga takes a therapeutic approach to the body. Eash posture is designed to exercise, stretch, strengthen and cleanse a specific part of the body. The idea is to bring health to each part and then the system as a whole. Areas of focus include the muscles, joints, spine, digestive system, endocrine system, internal organs and the nervous system including the brain. This Hatha practice has a purification effect on the body working all muscles, bones, joints leaving the mind calm and the body cleansed.
More details on Traditional Hot Yoga
Traditional Hot Yoga " Earth & Water" Sequence
This practice is a fusion of our "Earth and Water" sequences. The poses in this sequence are organized in a way in which they generate heat in the body in a natural, gradual, progressive and efficient way.
This class is based upon postures from the Ghosh Lineage System of Yoga where there is stillness between each posture. This is not a vinyasa flow class.
You will leave class cleansed from the inside out with a calm mind, restored body and open heart.
- Opening the tension in the hips and shoulders
- Strengthening the inner thigh muscles
- Strengthening the core body muscles
- improving fluid movement in the body
Traditional Hot Yoga "Earth" Sequence ( warm room)
"Earth" is a Grounding & Healing Practice.
This practice comes from postures from the Bishnu Ghosh Lineage of Yoga. Deep & grounding hip-opening postures to relieve tension held in the hips, pelvis & inner thighs. Postures to keep your immune system strong during seasonal changes, to help relieve back tension by opening space in the side body, improve ventilation of the lungs, and improve cleansing circulation to the vital organs in the central channel of the body. New spine strengthening postures and others to take you into new places in your body.
All Levels welcome.
The inspiration for this sequence was inspired by the teachings of Diane Neuman and Yoga To The People.
You may purchase Diane Neuman's book at www.yogatothepeople.com/how-to-get-the-dragons-out-of-your-temple/
Traditional Hot Yoga "Wind" Sequence - (warm room)
The "Wind" class is practiced in a room that is warm like a Summer's Day. No Added heat during the class.
Strength with Movement is the theme of the "Wind" sequence. Will you sweat? Absolutely!
Appropriate for ALL levels of yoga practitioners, beginner to advanced.
Come one, come all and open new spaces in your body and your mind.
Traditional Hot Yoga "26/2" Sequence
The Traditional Hot Yoga " 26/2" sequence in 60 minute and 90-minute class formats comes from the Ghosh Lineage System of Yoga and Bikram's Beginning Class of postures. Both classes consist of 2 breathing exercises and a series of 26 poses incorporating balance, strength, and flexibility. A dynamic system of postures designed to be practiced in a hot room. All classes are taught by certified and experienced teachers who know how to guide practitioners at any level. These classes will compliment any athletes training program as well as the beginner.
Our yoga room is heated but not excessively heated to allow for a deeper release and to avoid injury. The Traditional Hot Yoga class is recommended for everyone, from beginners to advanced students. The magic of this class is that everyone is practicing the same posture at different levels of ability, receiving the same benefits. There is an exact position for everyone at every level, which our trained instructors will help you find.
Other yoga from Ghosh Lineage System includes Bikram Yoga, Barkan Method Hot Yoga, Tony Sanchez Core 26 Yoga, and Yoga to the People.''
Ghosh Lineage Postures + Deep Stretch Postures
The Yog Oasis's unique Harmony and Balance Class.
The perfect class to allow the body to be gently strengthened and the mind to be gently calmed.
A perfect combination of postures for focus and strength in the standing practice moving to a withdrawal of the senses and calming the mind in the floor postures.
What can you expect during the Harmony & Balance Yoga class?
We start with a breathing exercise and standing postures to improve strength and balance warming up the major muscle groups, improving circulation and lung capacity.
The intention of the class is to encourage the muscles to lengthen, stretch and strengthen while releasing tension held in the body and mind. The majority of the class consists of floor postures that release tension in the hips, low back, peaceful .neck, and shoulders. We end class with a breathing exercise to further calm the mind and body.
We want you to you leave this class with your body stronger and relieved of tension while your mind feels relaxed, peaceful.
This class is appropriate for all level of yoga practitioners. The room is a Goldilocks temperature. Not too hot and not too cold, just right.
All are welcome!
What is Deep Stretch Yoga at The Yoga Oasis ?
In the yoga world, there are many interpretations of Deep StretchYoga. We use floor postures with long holds in the postures, no standing postures . We take you systematically through postures that deeply stretch the muscles and tissues with long holds to release muscular tension for improved mobility and flexibility
Deep Stretch for Hips , Shoulders and Low Back (warm room)
Slow and Low - We use floor postures that target tension held in the hips, shoulders and low back. As we relieve tension in the hips, tight hamstrings , tight shoulders, and tight, achy low backs the result is more easeful movement, improved mobility and improved range of motion. When the body is flexible and supple it will be less prone to sports injuries. You will also benefit with the release of tension held on the inner level. HIIT, Cross Fit, boxers, runners, tennis players, weight lifters, golfers, cyclists and desk jockeys, the young the old the meek and the bold, all will benefit from this class. The yoga room is warm and dimly lit giving you the opportunity to allow your body to be gently relieved. There is no heat added to the yoga room during this class.
What is Yin Yoga?
Yin Yoga is often called a practice of stillness. This is a practice that compliments vigorous forms of yoga and exercise by creating space in the connective tissues and the joints.
Yin Yoga (no heat)
Yin Yoga is for improving joint mobility and increasing a natural range of motion without limitation. The practice consists of floor postures held for two to five minutes exerting very little energy which allows for the safe and appropriate expansion of the joints and connective tissues(fascia) while gently stretching the major energy meridians of the body. This practice compliments the more muscular or Yang forms of yoga and exercise giving the joints a rest. Letting go and finding stillness in each posture is the Yin experience. Unplug from the constant stimulation of smartphones, computers, TV and busy details of life, let your body soften and be still. Perfect for healing injuries. Everyone encouraged to attend this class. Practiced in a nonheated room.
Yin & Yang Yoga (no heat)
The practice begins with Yin postures (floor postures with longer holds) to create space in the joints and connective tissues which will “aerate the soil” to prepare for Yang postures (Standing postures) that improve strength, muscle flexibility, balance and stamina.
One is not more important that the other, they are different sides of the same coin that make up the whole picture of freedom of movement with ease in the body.
No Heat added the room will be a pleasant temperature.