is many things. First and foremost it is a set of practices
that unify body, mind and spirit. Practice of the asanas (physical
postures) is a means of cultivating a body that is strong, flexible,
balanced and energetic. The practice of pranayama cultivates
deep, proper breathing. Meditation (dhyana) is a means of cultivating
a mind that is free, present, awakened and focused. A regular
yoga practice will enhance one's life in many ways.
is an ancient tradition that arose in India. It was first introduced
to the West in the early 1900's and in the last 25 years has
- Classical yoga postures done with an emphasis on alignment.
We often use props to adjust the student to the posture.
Restorative - A relaxation based practice staying in
postures while using multiple props for support.
Vinyasa - Sequenced postures (asana) aligned with breath.
Ashtanga - Poses executed in swift succession, combined
with deep, controlled breathing.
Yoga - focuses on meditation, pranayama, chanting mantra
Yoga - posture (asana), conscious breathing (pranayama),
and various body seals (mudra) or muscular contractions.