By Boglarka Marffy
There is an unfamiliar sound buzzing on the streets of Prahran, a carefully controlled and blissful hum coming from the new, appropriately named Humming Puppy yoga studio.
With various yoga practices and styles popping up all over Australia, Humming Puppy co-founders Jackie Alexander and Chris Kosh noticed the industry was missing a luxurious yet sacred place for people to practise the art of yoga, and so this first of its kind yoga studio was born.
The unique space has been designed and infused with a 40hz ‘hum’ that enhances the frequencies that sound within the studio, alongside a climate controlled environment of no more than 27 degrees. These two elements aim to deepen and intensify the experience and practise of yoga, as does the minimalist decor.
The hum echoes peacefully from the moment you step into the studio right through to the end of the class, really helping you get in the zone and making you feel like you could be in the mountains of Tibet or some other far off land.
The carefully set hum helps you to naturally produce a matching frequency through a process of entrainment, whilst the logistics of it seem complicated, the hum just feels good.
Breath-pranayama, movement-asana and awareness-meditation are the principles in the foundation for each of the four class styles on offer. While each style of “hum” varies according to the intensity of each class, with ‘mellow’, ‘unified’ and ‘dynamic’, everyone is welcome from beginners to the most experienced yogis who want to ‘deepen their hum’.
For more information and class timetables head to www.hummingpuppy.com
2/22 Cecil Place, Prahran
(03) 9510 – 3719