About Yoga...

Although yoga has become very popular in this country in recent years, it is an ancient
practice originating in India, dating back 5000 years. The word "yoga", translated from
Sanskrit, means "union, to join or bring together". More than simply a physical practice, yoga
guides us in understanding the connection between our own body, mind, and spirit as well as
our connection to other human beings and life around the earth.

The
core principles of yoga practice include safe alignment in Hatha yoga postures
(asanas), breathing practice (pranayama), linking movement with breath, respecting your
body's current physical state and working at your individual level, quieting and focusing the
mind (meditation), and rejuvenating the body after practice in deep relaxation (savasana).

Benefits of regular Yoga practice:

Body:

Exercises every part of the body, including internal organs
Strengthens bones
Stretches, tones, and strengthens muscles
Improves flexibility and fluidity of movement
Decreases stiffness in joints and tension in muscles
Creates better posture habits
Promotes strength and flexibility in the spine
Energizes and revitalizes the body
Increases lung capacity, circulation, and oxygenation of all body tissues
Relaxes the nervous system
Stimulates the endocrine, lymphatic, and digestive systems

Mind/Spirit:

Improves concentration and mental clarity
Reduces stress
Releases mental tension and worry
Quiets the mind
Guides in rediscovering inner peace and strength that always resides within
Encourages wellness
Invites possibilities for self-knowledge and awareness
Provides experiences and concepts that can help balance the various aspects of modern life

Yoga Guidelines...

Arrive to class 10-15 minutes early to allow time to check-in and get settled.
Allow 1-3 hours after a meal before practicing Yoga.
Wear exercise clothing that permits freedom of movement.
Yoga is practiced in bare feet. Please remove shoes before entering.
Please turn off cell phones and pagers before entering.
Avoid wearing strong perfume or cologne to class.
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About Yoga