Did you come across moksha yoga lesson and you’re not sure what to expect? Read more to find out.
In December 2018 I attended one of the moksha classes in a small yoga studio called Nyoga in Sweden. It was an interesting experience, partly because I hadn’t tried this school before.
So what is moksha yoga? Moksha is a commonly known term in the yoga community meaning liberation. It’s an expression of the ultimate goal of all yogic practices. (Do you remember 8 limbs of yoga?)
Well, but what about moksha as a physical exercise? I asked this question before the class, and Niki – the owner of the studio told me that it’s sort of hatha yoga. Honestly, I expected less work out than it actually was.
Its roots are in the Bikram community in Canada, where some of the teachers decided to create an easier sequence for everyone. After the one-hour lesson, I felt really well. There were just very few poses that were new to me, but I’d say some parts of the moksha sequence were refreshing and new for me.
Moksha yoga falls into hot yoga category, which suggests overheated yoga studio. But the lesson I got a chance to attend wasn’t like that at all. The sequence took 60 minutes to finish. Later on, I found out that there is also a 90-minute variation to choose.
The lesson combined asanas with breathing exercise kapalabhati. It started and ended with Shavasana and there was a reclining phase in the middle as well.
Anyway if you will have a chance to try Moksha style, you can attend one of the classes in Nyoga Studio in Lund.