I'm so glad you are here!
My name is Romi Singh. I offer individual and Group hatha yoga classes for all skill levels.
Please call- in advance to book a Private or Group class with Romi.
We have Group classes now at our new location.
3958 Monroeville Blvd, Monroeville PA 15146
please contact me to schedule or if you have other questions.
phone (412) 853-0752
or use email contact form below
I look forward to meeting you!
The yoga that I teach is based on the most classical form of yoga that is taught in India. We can also think of Hatha Yoga as the art of physical and spiritual alignment. The word “ha” means sun, “ta” means moon. “Hatha” means the practice that brings balance between the sun and the moon in you, or the various energy pathways within you. In yoga, we use asanas (postures), breathing exercises (pranayama) as the primary tools to help circulate the prana (life energy) through your entire system.
We can explore Hatha Yoga in ways that take us beyond various limitations, but fundamentally, it is a physical preparation – preparing the body to be a container for a higher potential. There are many dimensions to this, but to put it simply, for every different level of consciousness or mental and emotional situation that you go through, your body naturally tends to take on certain postures.
Asana and pranayama are the two main aspects of yoga that deal with one's relationship to the body. The asanas that we teach are meant to open a door to a unison of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of one's Self. Even though this art is ancient, it is more relevant than ever as we all face common issues like anxiety, depression, heightened stress, overwork and a universal sense of overload. The life we live today is one of high expectations. Even when you go to to a yoga class you feel like you have to achieve and prove yourself in some way. But our classes are not like that. Everyone is welcome, any age, you fit in exactly as you are.
Our classes are intended to provide a necessary break from all the busyness of life and at the same time teach us practices that are vital to our overall health and sense of wellbeing.
Pranayama refers to the art of using one's breath to one's utmost benefit. It will help to clear the physical and emotional obstacles in our body to free the breath thereby freeing the flow of prana - life energy - within the body. A couple of simple daily pranayama exercises can regulate one's nervous system and supercharge the entire body.
We like to say that by controlling the breath you can more easily control the mind and by controlling the mind, you can more easily control the breath.
On a physical level by using pranayama techniques we can rouse and strengthen our respiratory organs. We explore the lower, middle and upper parts of the breath and regulate the inhalation, retention and exhalation of our breath.
A regular pranayama practice can stimulate the parasympathetic system, countering the overstimulation our bodies go through during the stressful moments that inevitably occur in our day. It is also helpful to understand on a felt-sense level that our breathing patterns are very closely linked to our emotional states. We will breathe in a different way when we are angry, excited, tired or nervous. Luckily this works in reverse as well. We can calm or energize ourselves by changing our breathing patterns. Even just taking time out to consciously become more aware of our breath can help us to start to alter our emotional states.
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