About Yoga

Yoga is a 6,000-year-old system of self-improvement. The practice of yoga is designed to lead the body/mind in order to achieve and maintain good physical and mental health and spiritual harmony.
The vision of yoga is an unbroken awareness of our oneness with Spirit.It is a complete system that promotes the optimum development of our human potential.

Hatha Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit terms "ha" meaning "sun" and "tha" meaning "moon". For this reason, Hatha Yoga is referred to as that branch of Yoga which unites the pairs of opposites. This refers to the positive (sun) and negative (moon) currents in our system. The goal of Hatha Yoga is to attain that balance between body and mind, while making attempts to free the more subtle spiritual elements of the practitioner’s mind through physical poses (Asanas), Breathing Techniques Pranayama), and Meditation (Dhyana).
 
Works on the muscular-skeletal system as well as the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, immune and nervous system. The regular practice of hatha yoga has been shown produce physical benefits including reduced anxiety, stress and blood pressure levels, and increased relaxation, flexibility, strenght, endurance and energy levels. A practice of this depth can have profound effects on the mind and emotions as well as the physical body.
Stretching and strengthening postures, rhythmic breathing and relaxation techniques develop concentration, inner stillness, perseverance, patience, self awareness and self acceptance.
Consistent practice can bring not only physical well-being, but calmness and clarity of mind and emotions as well. It is a way to learn more about how we fit into the world, how we fit into our community, our family, and our company.Yoga balances and strengthens us physically, mentally and emotionally, improving the quality of our lives. It is beneficial for everyone.
There are many aspects to yoga and it is a joy to discover its scope and depth according to our individual needs and interests.
Yoga gives us many tools to cultivate the peace, joy and wisdom that is our true nature, and helps people be more themselves. It is a way, a method, a practice of recognizing ourselves as already being the person that we want to be.
A wonderful resource for physical healing and inner peace.

Kripalu Yoga is a gentle hatha yoga practice with a compassionate approach and emphasis on meditation, physical healing and spiritual transformation that overflows into daily life. In a Kriplau class, each student learns to find their own level of practice on a given day by looking inward. The classes usually begin with breathing exercises and gentle stretches followed by a series of individual poses and final relaxation.

Yoga teaches that there are six layers to our being and that each giving rise to a specific sense of self and play an essential role in our lives. The first and most obvious is the physical body, beneath which lies the second and less apparent energetic circuitry of the nervous system. Together these constitute what is sometimes called the sensorimotor self. One layer deeper is the thinking mind and protective emotions, which comprise the egocentric self needed to function well in a competitive world. Beneath that is the intuitive mind and expressive emotions that make up the authentic, creative, and artistic self. Beyond even that is a layer of subtle energy called prana that flows unceasingly from the deepest layer, the pure spiritual presence that yoga calls the Self. (The less complete but more common phrase used to describe these levels of being is body, mind, emotions, and spirit.)

Yoga views health and wellness as the harmonious resonance of all six layers of the self. The yogic process of regaining and enhancing this whole person health is a profound journey in which each layer of self is accessed, revitalized, and reclaimed to full awareness. Often referred to as the transformative process in Kripalu Yoga terminology, it includes many aspects of what would be commonly considered healing and health enhancement, therapeutic and growth psychology, and spirituality.


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ABOUT ME

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I am Hajnalka and MintYoga is my personal brand what I set up to teach Traditional Hatha Yoga.

Teaching yoga for me is a complete joy, and I am learning every day from the people who come to my classes.They are my inspiration. I have lived in the United Sates for 9 years, where I met the deeper level of yoga, and graduated as a Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher (RYT 200).
But my connection to the European culture brought me back to Budapest, where I was teaching many classes until I moved to England. Now I am setting up my classes in Bournemouth, in this beautiful city by the sea, and invite you to continue this journey with me.