What is Yoga?
Yoga is essentially a way of life, an integrated means of synchronizing mind, spirit, and body to create a sense of connectedness. This system and its implementation originated in India, thousands of years ago and is now practiced universally regardless of creed or religion. Yoga is composed of physical exercises referred to in Sanskrit language as Asanas or postures, combined with breathing exercises and mindfulness of the breath. Practice of this ancient and respected system certainly helps in maintaining physical, mental and emotional health, one can be inducted here regardless of age or present physical condition. It can be done at one's own pace and there is no concept of competition with anybody else.
Why Practice Yoga?
Most students come back to yoga again and again, year after year, because it makes them feel so good. After a yoga class participants feel like they have had a great massage. Yoga is designed to promote health by balancing the nervous system, massaging the internal organs, releasing excess muscle tension, improving circulation of the blood and lymphatic system, calming the mind, and leaving participants relaxed and energized. Most students who make yoga a regular part of their life report that it has changed their life for the better.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class
Come to class with an empty stomach
Wear comfortable clothing
Be prepared to move and sweat
Please honor the silence of the studio before, during and after class
Please be considerate of others
We will do our best to start and end on time.
We want you to enjoy your yoga practice and are here for you on your journey.
Don't worry about what other people think
Don't worry about how other people practice looks
Practice for yourself
Set an intention
Leave your ego at the door
Enhanced athletic endurance
Increased body awareness
A calmer quieter mind
Increased ability to handle stress
Decreased back pain
Better posture and balance
Let go of expectations
Practice with intention
Be mindful of alignment
Go to your point of tension
find your edge, stay there, work there
Focus effort toward steadiness
Find controlled breath to calm and open the body and mind
Enjoy personal exploration
Find freedom in movement
Let go of what does not serve you