Fiji Yoga: Different Types Of Yoga And Reasons To Do Them

Yoga dates back thousands of years. Even though it has evolved through history, many of its original tenets and goals remain the same. It's about developing one's focus and discipline. You'll enjoy increased awareness, reduced stress and other benefits along the way.

You can practice yoga in any setting that allows you to concentrate. That might include your home, a nearby park or your local gym. But there's a lot of value in doing yoga in a place that is all but cut off from the distractions of your normal life.

Yoga retreats are popular and there is no better place than Namotu to start your Fiji yoga retreat! At Namotu we offer a serene setting with spectacular views of the water and trees. You'll be able to relax and truly get into the flow of your routines. If you're a beginner, Fiji is the best place to learn the practice. We'll cover some of the reasons below.

On The Benefits Of Practicing Yoga

People who practice yoga do so for a variety of reasons. Some are motivated by the discipline's traditional goals. 

Others are spurred by the numerous physical health benefits associated with the practice. Yoga increases muscle strength and improves circulatory health. It aids in weight loss, provides an energy boost and offers protection from injury. Evidence also shows it improves bone health, protects the spine and reduces blood pressure.

Still other yoga practitioners do it for the psychological benefits. They enjoy a sense of calm, as well as less stress and better focus. Some swear that doing yoga has even improved their memories.

At Namotu Island Fiji, our yoga and yoga retreats are designed to help students achieve the benefits they crave. Different styles are taught to that end. For example, Hatha yoga, the basic form upon which other styles are based, is ideal for beginners. It focuses heavily on balance, flexibility and breathing.

Vinyasa yoga is faster-paced and emphasizes proper breathing during movements. It includes lunges, stretches and poses that are similar to dancing. Thanks to its fast pace, Vinyasa yoga is a great style for anyone who wants to lose weight. 

Iyengar yoga, developed in the 1930s, is a relatively new style. It focuses on strengthening the muscles, particularly those in the neck and back. Poses are held for 60 seconds or longer.

Yoga In A Group Vs. Doing Yoga Alone

There are important advantages to practicing in a small group, especially at a Fiji yoga retreat. First, a group setting gives you a chance to socialize with other students. Remember, you're on vacation in Fiji. You're going to meet new people.

Second, doing yoga with others will give you a sense of connection with them. Everyone participating in the classes will be driven by similar goals. It's common to create lasting friendships with like-minded individuals.

Third, the class instructors have worked with a variety of people at varying levels of experience. Regardless of whether you're a beginner or pro, your instructor can impart useful advice regarding how to improve.

Namotu Island is an ideal place to practice yoga and a great destination as your next yoga retreat. You can unplug from the worries of your normal life and enjoy a peaceful, fun atmosphere in the company of like-minded people. You may be surprised by the calming, centering effect a few yoga classes in Fiji can have. When you're ready to visit Namotu, book your reservations and be prepared to enjoy a deeply-rewarding experience.