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New To Yoga?
New To Yoga?
Mar 6, 2016
What is yoga? What can you expect from practicing?
?Yoga is a complete form of exercise to strengthen the entire body, gain flexibility, develop balance and improve circulation. Yoga reduces stress because it calms the mind and improves concentration. It steadies the emotions, opens the heart to feeling fully alive, and gives you clarity to handle life’s challenges.
?Yoga’s postures (or poses) allow you to stretch, twist, balance and concentrate, as you breathe and relax. With regular practice, you notice where you are tense and can relax, become aware of strengths and overcome weaknesses. You gain benefits like: increased body awareness, healthier body systems (e.g., metabolism or blood pressure), relief from aches and tension, flexibility and strength. Immunity also increases as the nervous system is strengthened by energy moving in the body. This movement of energy is why yoga works!?
Everyone can practice yoga! You don’t have to balance on one arm or be flexible to take class. Yoga is for babies and seniors, and all ages between. Yoga is excellent for athletes, to prevent injuries and increase stability and range of motion. For anyone, yoga helps heal past injuries and is the best way to prevent disease and enhance overall well-being.
For thousands of years, people practiced yoga to help unite body, mind and spirit. All people of any religion or spiritual path can practice and gain immense benefits. It is non-competitive and supportive. You should feel safe, comfortable and relaxed in class, working at a pace that suits you. You are welcome to experience it yourself.
* Mind - Awareness, clarity, peace * Body - Balance, flexibility, strength, symmetry * Spirit - Calm, connected, relaxed
* 1-2 classes/week - Reduce stress; modest improvement in flexibility, balance, breathing, posture; better sleep; safely work with past injuries.
* ?3-4 classes/week - All above, plus significant increase in strength, flexibility, balance and energy; better posture; improved circulation, skin health and breathing; stronger immune system; improved mood, attention, concentration and memory; greater overall well being
? * 5-7 classes/week - All above, plus greater endurance and energy; structural body reintegration; profoundly enhanced mental clarity and emotional stability; profound inner awareness and improved overall well-being.
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