Sunset Yoga Culture for Beginners
What better way to warm up the muscles than to have a free guided walk around our marvelous Asian Civilisations Museum? And that's where we will begin.
4.15pm Meet at ACM lobby and get admission sticker
4.30pm Guided tour starts
5.30pm Head out to the gorgeous lawn outside the museum and enjoy our sunset yoga and meditation.
(Museum admission is free for all Singaporeans and PRs.
Foreigners: $8. Concessions available - Please see link for more details.)
What is Hatha Yoga
Hatha is most often used to describe gentle, basic yoga classes. Expect a slower-paced stretching-focused class with some basic breathing exercises and a brief seated meditation. Hatha yoga is a good place to work on your alignment, learn relaxation techniques, and become comfortable with doing yoga while building strength and flexibility.
What to expect in a typical Hatha Yoga session?
A typical 45mins training session starts with seated meditation and breathing exercises to relax the mind and body. This is followed by warm ups which gently leads to slightly more challenging poses such as the sun salutations, warrior, boat, bridge, triangle, camel - just to name a few. There is never a competition and participants should not feel compelled to perform any pose. Poses should come naturally when the body is ready. The session winds down to 5 to 10 minutes of relaxation (warm down) and mindfulness to end the class.
While practising Hatha Yoga, you will require:
(i) A yoga mat of adequate thickness and density to place on the floor for protection of your spine;
(ii) A flat cushion or small folded towel to aid body alignments, if necessary.
(iii) A bottle of water
Ying Jie received her training from the established Avatar School of Yoga in Rishikesh, India. She holds a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. She is passionate about Hatha Yoga, having personally benefited both mentally and physically from regular practice. She became a true believer in its benefits when yoga helped her recover rapidly from altitude sickness whilst trekking in the Himalayas. She truly believes yoga is for everyone and loves to share her knowledge with like-minded individuals.