Welcome to Yoga
Every day around the world, more and more of us are discovering the benefits of yoga, meditation, and ayurveda.
Together We Are RISING. We are WAKING UP!
With improved health and resiliency, yoga classes have been shown to help the body-mind become stronger while allowing the individual to attain a more balanced and relaxed state of being.
The benefits of yoga are here for YOU to discover.
Read more on summaries from scientific medical studies now proving
the health benefits of meditation through pranayama (breathing) + asana (postures).
- YOGA REDUCES STRESS -
Yoga classes often include a combination of meditation and breathing. These meditation techniques help to quiet the busy mind while the deep breathing techniques focus the mind on the breath. Even beginners tend to feel less stressed and more relaxed after their first yoga class. Many yoga practitioners also find it helpful just knowing that they are taking time out of their day to do something for their well-being, body and mind.
- YOGA INCREASES STRENGTH -
A regular yoga fitness practice has been shown to improve strength and increase endurance benefits. Certain postures focus on specific muscle groups like upper body, core, legs or back. Based on the sequence in a yoga class, all of the major muscle groups can be engaged with while having a focus on a specific area. When practiced correctly, nearly all poses build core strength in the deep abdominal muscles, and burn calories while increasing cardiovascular health.
- YOGA RELIEVES BACK+ JOINT PAIN -
Yoga is an effective way to safely stretch your muscles along with all of the soft tissues of your body (including ligaments, tendons, and the fascia sheath that surrounds your muscles). This stretching releases the lactic acid that builds up with muscle use, causing stiffness, tension, pain, and fatigue. Performed correctly, yoga’s fluid movements allow swollen or otherwise painful joints to glide smoothly over one another, increasing mobility and strength without excess wear and tear. Studies conducted at Duke University Medical Center found that yoga is effective in the treatment of chronic pain, including fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
MYTH: I’M NOT FLEXIBLE ENOUGH
TO DO YOGA
Truth: Everyone starts somewhere.
Unless you are a gymnast or ballet dancer, it is very normal to feel tight during your first couple of yoga classes. Don’t worry if touching your toes seems “out of reach” at first (pun intended). The good news is that with regular practice, yoga is a great way to safely and effectively improve flexibility.