How is Dru Yoga Different?

Dru Yoga has its roots in hatha yoga, and includes classical yoga postures (asanas), pranayama (the science of breath) mudras (hand gestures), positive affirmations, empowering visualisations and powerful sequences performed in a flowing and dynamic style. Dru Yoga classes are tailored to the level of the individuals within the class and usually contain Energy Block Release Sequences (EBRs), graceful flowing yoga sequences, pranayama, relaxation and Dru Meditation.

What is unique about Dru Yoga?

  • Joints are kept relaxed and soft during movement (as in tai chi). This creates flexibility and a free flow of subtle energy.
  • Energy Block Release sequences are easy-to-practise, flowing movements that help to release tension physically, mentally and emotionally.
  • In Dru Yoga all movements originate from the spine because a flexible, healthy spine supports your entire yoga practice.
  • The spinal wave and spinal twist are core features of Dru, enhancing spinal health and vitality.
  • A deep undertanding of core stability is a major focus.
  • Dru Yoga works to balance the chakras (energy centres of the body) and access the powerful energy of the heart.
  • Within the flow of movement, Dru Yoga creates powerful moments of stillness which we call ‘Dru points’.

So how does Dru Yoga compare with other types of yoga?

There are dozens of types of yoga in the UK. At present, Dru is the second largest British yoga teacher training school. Many people come to Dru Yoga classes as they enjoy the graceful, flowing sequences of this accessible type of yoga. Dru Yoga can be practised by people of all fitness levels and abilities. If you enjoy a gentle sequence of yoga postures, then try a Dru Yoga class near you. If you would prefer something more dynamic, then experience explore the Dru Yoga classes in your area or try Dru Dance – where the flowing Dru sequences are performed to upbeat music. Dru Yoga really has something for everyone!

What does ‘Dru’ Mean?
Dru comes from the Sanskrit word dhruva, which refers to the stillness that can be experienced in Dru Yoga and Dru Meditation. In this stillness we are able to sit back from anything that may be happening around us, and see and act from a point of clarity and inner calm.

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If you want to physically strengthen your body and emotionally enhance your mind, Dru Yoga will give you the tools to take into your daily life and help you cope with the stresses of modern living.
Jill, Dru Yoga undergraduate, UK