Yoga is a spiritual and ascetic discipline, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures.
Hatha Yin emphasises the awareness of the breath and holding postures to allow time to really stretch and relax into poses. The class focuses on being meditative whilst holding stretches and develop awareness of thoughts, feelings and emotions. Stronger standing postures are also held, which develops strength and focuses on breathing into postures. The aim of the class is to make you feel like you have worked, but also feel calmer, grounded and more relaxed.
Some people find that the physical practice of yoga becomes a gateway into spiritual exploration, while others just enjoy a wonderful low-impact workout that makes them feel great. Typically, a DanceEast yoga class will focus purely on the physical benefits of yoga.