The buzz is you should try Yoga. You ponder a moment and think I am not flexible. All the more reason to investigate and taking up a Yoga practice. As a yoga instructor and avid practiontioner of 14 years I commonly hear, I am not flexible, I do not have time, yoga is for women, it is difficult. EVERYONE CAN DO YOGA. The question is, are you willing to try? You don’t have to twist like a pretzel to practice yoga. Yoga is offered in all levels, is non-competitive, and you work at your own pace. Yoga has endless benefits.
The word “yoga” translates “ to union,” as in connecting mind, body, and soul. Yoga is a 5,000-year-old practice. With the various styles offered it can be overwhelming when getting started. Hatha yoga is an umbrella term commonly used for most modern styles of yoga. The common and most known styles of Yoga is recognized as Vinyasa yoga . Vinyasa is synchronized movement with breath. One links their breath with each asana (pose). Yoga can be as gentle or rigorous as you desire. All you need to do is attend class, breath, and practice with an experienced instructor. In 2001 only four million Americans were practicing yoga. The number of people practicing yoga today has exponentially skyrocketed to twenty million. Yoga is not a fad but is here to stay. All the more reason to learn what everyone is talking about.
Yoga is different than other disciplines. B.K.S Iyengar (one of the most renowned teachers in the world) says, “Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.” I truly believe once you practice you will ask yourself why you did not commence years ago. Yoga’s abundant benefits will keep your mind and body returning for more. Yoga releases stress, calms and strengthens the mind, elongates muscles, stimulates the immune system, restores balance and coordination, improves cardiovascular health, improves your physical appearance, and boosts confidence. The above are just a few plentiful benefits to mention. Why would you not investigate further about yoga?
Getting started can be a challenge. When you begin your practice it is important to practice with a qualified and knowledgeable instructor. One should also feel very comfortable with their instructor. Once you embark on your yoga journey you will be so pleased you decided to step onto your mat. Freedom is just below your toes.
Evolve Yoga offers 20 plus classes per week as well as workshops. The Body Code workshop with Amy McCarley, March 23 ~ 12:30pm-2:30pm. The Mind Is A Garden with Doryan Dean, April 7 ~ 12:00pm-2:00pm. For more information about yoga and the workshops visit www.e-volveyoga.com