Yoga & meditation
Hatha Yoga is a subject of great interest for people all over the world.
People are becoming aware of the various benefits that Hatha Yoga offers. However, a majority of people are aware of the physical benefits, for example, flexibility improvement, better breathing capacity, etc.
Yoga is therefore considered by many as a physical exercise form. Hatha Yoga is more than an exercise. It is a science of the body and mind, making it a very complete practise, much required in today’s lives where we are constantly challenged physically and mentally.
Why do physical and mental health go hand in hand?
Before you read more about Hatha Yoga, please let me invite you to understand a little about physical and mental health as well as stress…
Chronic lower back pain caused by personal stress over relationships/p>
Poor digestion due to lack of self will
Poor metabolism due to problems with communication
Hormonal dysfunction due to lack of mental clarity
Financial stress causing adrenal gland dysfunction
Mental congestion due to poor sleep/wake cycles
Stress over relationships causing blood pressure problems
Poor communication skills causing neck and shoulder pain
From these examples, we can clearly understand the link between our physical body and our mind or thoughts.
What is stress?
Common physical stressors faced by many
Fatigue, poor postures leading to muscle and joint pain, muscle stiffness, burnouts, neck and shoulder pain, weight gain or loss due to poor metabolic function, bloating, acidity, diabetes, cancers, heart problems, poor blood circulation, hormonal problems, drop in immune function, etc.
Common mental stressors faced by many
Reduced concentration, financial stress, personal power, stress over personal or professional relationships, poor communication, mental congestion, lack of creativity, anxiety, depression etc.
We often ignore our physical health which creates emotional and mental stress and vice-versa.
Practising Hatha Yoga regularly even for few minutes, helps to balance our physical and mental health.
Of Indian origin, Mehernaaz has about 25 years of experience teaching Hatha Yoga (14 years in Mumbai, India and 11 years in Lausanne, Switzerland).
She is accredited by ASCA (Swiss Foundation for Complementary Medicines) and RME (Registry of Empirical Medicine) in the discipline of Hatha Yoga.
Benefits of Hatha Yoga:
- Function and efficiency of the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, circulatory system, digestive system, excretory system, endocrine/hormonal system, musculoskeletal system, exocrine system, immune system and most importantly the nervous system improves significantly
- A stronger and well balanced body
- Improving strength and flexibility of the muscles and joints
- Improved posture
- Alert and well concentrated mind
- Stress reduction
- Positive changes in personality; for example, reduced anger
- Calm and composed mind leading to mental relaxation
- Improved sports performance
Mehernaaz would like to transmit Hatha Yoga as she learnt it from her home country, India
She selects the Yoga practices, according to the medical condition, results of the tests, needs and goals of her client, during her private and group classes as well
Each participant is corrected individually, even in group classes
Mehernaaz through her private, semiprivate and group classes teaches:
A combination of the following practices to improve the physical and mental health of her clients/patients
Postures which help to strengthen the muscles and improve flexibility and body alignment. They also help significantly in keeping the body and mind relaxed and calm, due to the involvement of concentration on the breath during the process of holding of the postures.
Breathing practises which help to control the breath and therefore making the mind steady and calm.
The relaxed mind, helps to relax the organs and muscles of the body and hence one feels physically relaxed too.
Practise involving fixing the mind on an object. This helps to improve concentration.
Dhyana or Meditation
Continuation of one pointedness of the mind in an unbroken flow. Helps to calm and steady the mind and hence also the organs and muscles of the body relax and become more efficient.
Practises which help to reduce sinuses, cough, regular colds, digestive and excretory problems, to clear the nasal passage and therefore enhances respiratory capacity.
At Wellness Lausanne
At your home
& via Skype
Private & semiprivate classes by appointments
“HATHA YOGA” group classes
- activates the parasympathetic nervous system
- increases vitality and energy
- improves digestion, respiration and sleep
- improves hormonal balance
- maintains blood pressure
- increases blood circulation
- reduces muscle tension and pain
- stretches and strengthens the muscles for a better muscular and postural balance
Mental benefits of the class
- brings mental clarity
- sharpens the mind
- improves concentration
- relaxes the adrenal glands, affected by excessive stress
- calmness and serenity
- improves ability to manage the ups and downs of life and find solutions
Information about Hatha Yoga group classes
- Mondays – 18:45 to 20:00 – beginner & intermediate levels
- Tuesdays & Thursdays – 12:15 to 13:30 – beginner & intermediate levels
- In English & French
- Maximum 10 participants
- Open to all ages
- Shower and changing room are at your disposal
- No group classes on public holidays
- Discovery offer – 3 classes for a total price of CHF 50.-
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Group Class at the Wellness Lausanne
Individual class ……………………………. CHF 50.-
3 discovery classes ……………………………. CHF 50.-
Seasonal subscription …………… CHF 35.- / class
10 class Package ……………………….. CHF 450.-
(valid for 5 months for all group classes)
20 class Package ……………………….. CHF 800.-
(valid for 8 months for all group classes)
Private class at Wellness Lausanne
1h Class ……………………………. CHF 120.-
1h15 Class ……………………………. CHF 150.-
Semiprivate class at Wellness Lausanne
Duration of the class 1h15m
2 participants : CHF 100.- / pers.
2 participants : CHF 90.- / pers. Seasonal subscription
3 participants : CHF 70.- / pers.
3 participants : CHF 60.- / pers. Seasonal subscription
4 participants : CHF 60.- / pers.
4 participants : CHF 50.- / pers. Seasonal subscription
Muscle & Joint Tests and a Personal Interview, duration approximately 5 hours – CHF 450.-
Travel costs of CHF 30.- for home assessments
Private class at your home
1h Class ……………………………. CHF 150.-
1h15 Class ……………………………. CHF 180.-
(Travel cost included)
Semiprivate class at your home
Price on demand
A tailor-made program prepared for you, to help you practice at home or on travels: CHF 150.-
2 programs: CHF 200.-
3 or more programs: CHF 230.-
One-time registration fee CHF 25.-
Please note that cancellation of appointments must be done 48 hours in advance, otherwise they will be charged. Thank you for your understanding.
Seasonal subscriptions cover a defined period of time. Missed classes are neither refunded nor postponed.
Any registration confirmed by email or telephone message will be due and final, if it is not cancelled by the same channel within 7 (seven) days of confirmation.
Payments to be kindly made within 7 (seven) days from the date of confirmation for private, semi-private and group classes.