What is Yoga?
Yoga is a commonly known generic term for the physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India over 5,000 years ago. Yoga is an ancient art and philosophy that involves both mind and body and is aimed at self-development and self-realization. The physical practice of yoga involves performing postures (asanas) and using controlled breathing and meditation to stretch and tone the body, improve circulation and relax the mind.
There are no religious teachings involved in practicing yoga. There is no single creed and no rituals where one must profess allegiance to certain beliefs. People of many different faiths practice yoga because of its known health benefits and peace of mind.
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Unnata � Aerial Yoga ~ Unnata is the Sanskrit word for "elevated," meaning both elevated in spirit and physically elevated. Aerial yoga classes offer students of yoga an exciting and different way to approach their practice. It is the practice of traditional Hatha yoga with a soft fabric hammock (silk) suspended a few feet off the ground where the dynamics of the practice is changed in a number of ways. The silk is a prop like a strap or block, intended to assist alignment, deepen awareness and provide immediate benefits of spinal decompression. With the weight of the body partially or fully supported along with the help of gravity and the fabric, we can explore and create space in our bodies as intended in traditional Yoga practice allowing for more release and ease in doing a wide range of poses. Without the compression of the joints and spine we can achieve proper posture and alignment through relaxation rather than effort, therefore finding a more balanced and unencumbered expression of each pose. Use of the silk creates a different perspective from which to view your practice, your life and the world around you.
Chakra~Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning "spinning wheel of energy". The Chakras are the dynamic conduits of Life, connecting you directly to the Universal Life Force. There are seven major chakras running along the spine, and each chakra is situated at a major endocrine gland, and nerve bundle within the physical body, called a plexus. Each chakra is connected and associated with different parts of the body, and through Chakra balancing, you can easily achieve a healthier balance of your body, mind and spirit.
Yin~Relax and restore with a series of seated postures that work on the six lower meridians of the body and deep hip opening stretches. This practice revitalizes connective tissue and helps to restore the natural curve of the lumbar spine. Each pose is held for 3-5 minutes and allows for focus on pranayama and meditation.
Vinyasa~Flow means "breath-synchronized movement" and Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Vinyasa movements are smoothly flowing and almost dance like, which explains why it is sometimes referred to as Vinyasa Flow or just Flow. Slow Flow of postures held longer, providing an opportunity for focus on poses and alignment and deeper therapeutic breathing.
Kundalini ~ The Yoga of Awareness the practice of Kundalini Yoga balances the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system and enables us to harness the energy of the mind and the emotions, so we can be in control of ourselves, rather than being controlled by our thoughts and feelings.
Hot Yoga~A mix of Vinyasa and Classic yoga postures in a room approximately 100-105 degrees and 40-45% humidity. This is an invigorating and popular form of yoga with many benefits. These benefits include improved blood flow, circulation, detoxification, increased flexibility, weight loss and stress relief.
It is suggested that you not eat 2 hours prior to doing yoga, this is especially true for HOT Yoga. Please make sure that you drink plenty of water and wear comfortable non-restrictive clothing.
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