Yoga represents the union of all aspects in life, and it is more than just postures or exercise, it is a lifestyle. It includes regulation of breath, concentration, internalization of the senses, posture (asana), observance of one's personal call (dharma), healthy eating habits, and an overall focus on well-being. It is physical, mental, and spiritual discipline that originated in ancient India.
Having a steady practice in yoga brings vitality to the body as a whole, brings clarity to the mind, inhibits the manifestation of disease, and allows a person to live a happy and peaceful life. The goal of yoga is to reach freedom, or liberation (moksha).
There is a traditional sequence of poses called Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskara). These twelve poses are to be done daily in the morning and the evening and they focus on the entire body, allowing leverage in the joints and muscle tissue. Yoga is such an important unit in one's healthcare routine. So many people live outside their bodies, and yoga brings a person inward, it allows a person to have an awareness of their body, and allows the body to move freely and comfortably throughout life. Our bodies are the temples holding the Gods and Goddesses within, so we must take good care.
A general yoga class can be anywhere from forty-five minutes to two and a half hours and is beneficial for all people of different levels of experience. It includes gentle breathing techniques, extention of life force (pranayama), sun salutations (Surya Namaskara), relaxation (savasana), and postures (asana). There are a number of yoga styles including Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Iyengar, Restorative, and Ashtanga, to name a few.
**Private classes are a great way to start a yoga practice, to receive personal instruction geared directly towards your beautifully unique body and its movements.**
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