Yoga

For thousands of years, yoga has continued to provide countless benefits to the body, mind, emotions, and spirit.

Some physical benefits include:

  • Increased flexibility, muscle strength and tone
  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality
  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism and weight reduction
  • Cardio and circulatory health
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Protection from injury

A few mental and emotional benefits are:

  • Increases mental clarity and improves concentration and focus
  • Improves self-discipline and increases willpower
  • Expands imagination and creativity (especially in children)
  • Improves symptoms of certain neuropsychiatric disorders (including schizophrenia and ADHD)
  • Reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Reduces symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Fosters a healthier body-image
  • Increases experience of positive emotions (joy, peace)
  • Improves relationships with others

And finally, the spiritual benefits include:

  • Stimulates the energy centers of the body
  • Increases ability to manifest positive experiences in daily life
  • Discovery or connection with one’s sense of purpose or meaning in life
  • Leads to a greater sense of connectedness to others and the world
  • Fosters a greater sense of appreciation of each experience for what it is
  • Leads to a sense of fulfillment

This Beginner's Yoga class is the perfect place to learn and practice basic asana, pranayama, relaxation, and meditation techniques that will benefit you ON and OFF the mat.