Hatha Yoga practices are designed to align and calm your body, mind and spirit for meditation and the Tantric scriptures teach us to meditate in everything that we do. The practice of Tantric Hatha aims to cultivate Relaxation and create moments of stillness and ease within our bodies so that we can take this frame of mind off the mat and into every moment of our day. This is a gentle, calming Hatha Yoga practice which aims to integrate subconscious relaxation knowing that the mind and body work most efficiently when calm and relaxed. The postures are held for 2-3 mins each with resting postures in between to allow the energy created flow through the body with the use of the breath being a key component. It is practiced in a slow and flowing manner to build patience and awareness. Each asana is held gently for a period of time to allow students to relax into the posture. This way, each individual finds their own unique way of expressing the asanas without the pressure of competing or ‘performing perfectly’. Through specialised breathing and meditation techniques, we build a sensitivity to the more subtle forces within the body, which is called prana or vital life force, that the Asanas or postures we make with our body create. The ancient Yogis believed through learning to control prana, one also learns to control the mind. This practice is suitable for everyone and if you are looking for a calming practice to counteract our sometimes hectic lifestyles then I think you will really enjoy this. Its also great for people just starting off on their journey of yoga as we learn to use the breath as a tool to slow down the mind and to sink deeper into the Asanas (postures) by releasing tensions and strains that we unconsciously carry in our muscles.