“The therapeutic effects can benefit anyone, regardless of age, beliefs, disposition, and physical capabilities, with results ranging from the positive to the truly remarkable.” – BKS Iyengar, Yoga the Path to Holistic Health.
So... What about Yoga?
Yoga is over 5,000 years old. It can burn calories and tone muscles, yet is most commonly known for its ability to lengthen muscles and decompress joints, allowing the participant to gain a greater range of motion in the physical body. It also offers a sense of relaxation through breathing techniques, meditation, and slow controlled movements.
Many participants report that even after their first yoga class, they felt straighter, even taller, and slept better.
Yoga has helped people balance their weight, overcome fears, conquer unwanted habits, and develop better concentration; All of which help you perform in your day to day life.
There are many different styles of yoga and numerous asanas or poses they all share. Our qualified instructors are trained to use this variety to help tailor their classes to suit individual needs.
It’s important to understand you do not need to be flexible to practice yoga! Unfortunately this misconception keeps many people from trying. Jobs today keep us sitting for long periods of time, compressing the spine and back and creating irregularities in the body. Yoga helps to alleviate any pain or tenderness by decompressing the spine, along with elongating your muscles, and relieving any pressure or tension built up.
Bring a yoga mat (Or rent one from us for $2!) and water bottle.
Make sure to wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move and stretch easily. Stay away from anything too baggy, as you will probably find yourself upside down at some point!
It’s recommended to come on an empty stomach and try to refrain from eating two hours before class.
Drink plenty of water before and after class.
Many health conditions have been improved through regular yoga practice. In fact, some doctors now prescribe yoga as a form of physical therapy. Remember yoga heals and strengthens the body and its systems, and is especially beneficial to the immune system. Some specific health conditions that can be successfully treated with yoga include:
– High blood pressure
– Type II Diabetes
– Heart disease
– Kidney disease
– Shoulder, knee, and back injuries
If you have any health concerns, injuries, or are pregnant, it is recommended to consult your doctor prior to attending any yoga class. Please also inform your instructor prior to class.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is the science of life. The English translation of the Sanskrit word “Ayurveda” is Ayur means Life and Veda means Knowledge or Science. Alternatively you may hear it referred to as Ayurvedic Medicine. It is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. Creating balance between the body, mind, and spirit.
When meeting with an Ayurvedic Practitioner be prepared to talk about yourself. Ayurveda is based on bringing all areas of your life and body to balance. The practitioner will ask you questions about your medical history, daily meals, beverage and food intake, profession, activity levels, relationships and mental health.
Ayurvedic Practitioners have a multitude of treatments and therapies to choose from, no two treatment plans are alike.
Each patient is prescribed a different treatment plan based on their needs and will work with their practitioner to restore balance.