What is Yoga?
Yoga is a commonly known generic term for the physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India over 5,000 years ago. Yoga is an ancient art and philosophy that involves both mind and body and is aimed at self-development and self-realization. The physical practice of yoga involves performing postures (asanas) and using controlled breathing and meditation to stretch and tone the body, improve circulation and relax the mind.
There are no religious teachings involved in practicing yoga. There is no single creed and no rituals where one must profess allegiance to certain beliefs. People of many different faiths practice yoga because of its known health benefits and peace of mind.
We have created a beautiful space for you to come reconnect with yourself and be renewed. We offer a variety of Yoga styles for all levels.
Yoga 101~Come join me in this beginners class. Here you will learn the the basic asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing) in a relaxed atmosphere.
Chakra~Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning "spinning wheel of energy". The Chakras are the dynamic conduits of Life, connecting you directly to the Universal Life Force. There are seven major chakras running along the spine, and each chakra is situated at a major endocrine gland, and nerve bundle within the physical body, called a plexus. Each chakra is connected and associated with different parts of the body, and through Chakra balancing, you can easily achieve a healthier balance of your body, mind and spirit.
Yin~Relax and restore with series of seated postures that work on the six lower meridians of the body and deep hip opening stretches. This practice revitalizes connective tissue and helps to restore the natural curve of the lumbar spine. Each pose is held for 3-5 minutes and allows for focus on meditation.
Vinyasa~Flow means "breath-syncronized movement" and Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Vinyasa movements are smoothly flowing and almost dance like, which explains why it is sometimes referred to as Vinyasa Flow or just Flow. Slow Flow of postures held longer, providing an opportunity for focus on poses and alignment and deeper therapeutic breathing.
Hot Yoga~A mix of Vinyasa and Classic yoga postures in a room approximately 100-105 degrees and 40-45% humidity. This is an invigorating and popular form of yoga with many benefits. These benefits include improved blood flow, circulation, detoxification, increased flexibility, weight loss and stress relief.
It is suggested that you not eat 2 hours prior to doing yoga, this is especially true for HOT Yoga. Please make sure that you drink plenty of water and wear comfortable non-restrictive clothing.
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