This modern approach to yoga is highly effective and it uses the power of music and visuals to take your savasana to a whole new level.
Immersive yoga, as you are already imagining, is a multi-sensory experience that involves sight, sound, and, sometimes, even scent and taste.
Nina Ryner, the founder of ChromaYoga, a Shoreditch-based studio, says about this experience: "A truly immersive environment allows us to completely detach from the outside world and eliminate distraction. It also stimulates the brain and allows individuals to be more present in their yoga experience.” Sounds amazing, right? But, naturally, we have a few more questions.
Can anyone practice immersive yoga?
The answer is yes! Anyone can practice this, but it is especially recommended for those who struggle to switch off and focus on the practice. “Immersive techniques allow the brain to access a state of relaxation which otherwise might be tricky in a more commercial or out-dated setting,” says Ryner.
What's new with immersive yoga?
So, you can forget about chiming bells and Sanskrit verses, immersive yoga is the new-age approach to the practice that a lot of people were looking for. Classes are either 22 or 44 minutes long and you hear the instructor voice-over speakers, along with beat music playing in the background.
You might be thinking "how on Earth am I going to relax that way?" but of course this is something the creators of this trend have thought about and, surprisingly enough, you might even get more into the practice this way than any other way, so it is well worth giving it a try!