Yoga Styles

Yoga is an ancient practice — ascetics in Northern India used yogic techniques from 500 BCE (some argue earlier) to liberate them from what they feared was an endless cycle of rebirth.

Yoga practices and aims have changed a lot since then and nowadays students come to class for a myriad of reasons. You may want to improve your physical flexibility and cardiovascular health, or perhaps you would like to achieve a heightened state of mental awareness or simply find a sense of peace. All of these are possible.

Whatever your reasons, we welcome you to Prana Lounge— an oasis of calm and serenity in a bustling capital city.

Everyone starts Yoga for different reasons and often what keeps them coming back is different from why they started. Whether you like it or not, the benefits of Yoga transcend the physical and apply on, and off, the mat. The best thing of all, the benefits are available to all, irrespective of experience or ability.

 

To name just a few…

  • Strengthens and tones the core muscles
  • Increases muscles definition throughout the body
  • Improves flexibility
  • Strengthens the joints and contributes to better bone health
  • Supports the function of the circulatory and respiratory systems
  • Increases capacity and strength of the lungs
  • Massages and encourages fresh oxygenated blood to the internal organs
  • Balances the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems
  • Aids better quality and more restful sleep
  • Supports digestive health
  • Helps maintain and improve mental and emotional health
  • Reduces the level of the stress hormone cortisol, helping to alleviate the symptoms of stress and anxiety
  • Helps to build resilience to the effects of stress and anxiety
  • Improves cognitive function, boosts memory and sharpens concentration
  • Increases overall body awareness
  • Increases the neurotransmitter dopamine, which lifts the mood and helps you feel happier
  • Improves your relationship with yourself, which in turn helps with improving your relationships with other people

Prana Lounge offers a wide ranges of yoga styles not to confuse or impress you, but to help you find the style that suits you best. Classes vary from the most dynamic to deeply restorative and everything in between – so whatever your age and fitness, there are classes to suit you.

Click on the images above to see a concise description for each style. 

Whether you want to get a session in before work or use it to decompress after a long day our classes go from 6:30am to 7:30pm.

 

Classes are divided into styles of yoga, but also levels. Check with your teacher before moving up a level and always inform your teacher if you are pregnant or have any injuries.

mixed level

Open to all levels from complete beginners to more experienced practitioners. The teacher adapts the class according to the students.

beginners 

To learn the basics of breathing, movement and posture we recommended that all those new to yoga complete attend level 1 classes or classes described as Gentle. For those active bodies who are new to Yoga, try our ‘Fundamentals’ evening class where we deconstruct poses and develop efficient movement patterns.

level 1

Open to complete beginners, those in the initial stages of yoga practice or those seeking a gentler asana practice. Experienced practitioners can also sometimes benefit from going back to this level and getting in touch with the fundamentals of yoga.

level 2

Works on deeper physical and psychological level, introducing more challenging asanas, sun salutation variations, inversions and backbends. Not suitable for beginners.

level 3

A challenging advanced class for more experienced practitioners that assumes a good grounding in the principles of asana and breathing. For Ashtanga practitioners, knowledge of foundations of the style and the Primary Series isis essential.