Yoga, which means “to unite”, is an ancient body, mind and spirit practice originally from India. It has been adapted to our current society to help us deal with problems caused by our hectic lifestyles. Modern society comes at a cost to our physical health. As we become sedentary and unhealthy, we develop anxieties and stress-related problems. Yoga is a holistic practice and can therefore help us with all of these problems.
- On a physical level, Yoga makes the muscles strong, flexible, mobile and optimizes internal organ function.
- On a psychological level, Yoga steadies emotions, calms the mind, aids in concentration and builds self-awareness.
- On a spiritual level, Yoga invites stillness, time for reflection and inner peace.
Anyone, irrespective of age, sex, race or religion can practice Yoga.
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Hatha Yoga works with the body and breath by moving through a sequence of held postures (asanas), and practicing breathing/relaxation techniques (pranayama).
I have been teaching general Hatha Yoga since 2007 and have a developed a relaxed teaching style that blends breath (pranayama), flexibility, strength, and balance. I encourage flowing from one posture to the next, uniting breath and movement, and integrating Yoga props (blocks, belts, blankets, etc.) when needed. I like to loosely structure my classes with varied breathing techniques, standing postures, seated and kneeling postures and laying down postures. All classes emphasize the ABCs of yoga:
- A – be aware of who you are, what you are doing, and why you are here
- B – breathe!
- C – have compassion for yourself and those around you.
Classes range from gentle to rigorous but we always have time for Rest! I am happy to support and guide you during your practice, and provide a safe and joyous environment to explore your body, mind & spirit.
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