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A variety of different types
of yoga have grown in popularity over the past several years, and people now have a range of options when visiting a yoga studio. Vinyasa yoga provides a flowing, almost dance-like progression for
students who are interested in a moderately challengingpractice. Ashtanga has grown in appeal for those who are seeking "power yoga" workouts. Ashtanga classes put high physical demands on students
with the goals of improved circulation and purity of mind and body. Bikram yoga takes many of the forms and practices from classic Hatha yoga, but places students in a heated room to allow for
potential deeper stretching.
Those traditional types of yoga and the variations on them provide a range of benefits for those who practice them regularly. At YogaFit, we have drawn on traditional types of yoga and combined the standard poses and incorporated them into a fitness program that utilizes the most effective aspects of modern exercise science. In essence, we have created a hybrid style that allows everyone to enjoy the benefits of yoga. A variety of classes that eccompass most levels from beginner to imtermediate do well in our classes. We arerecognized and recommended by ACE and the 200 Hour YogaAlliance.
Sharing YOGA 3 Generations
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YOGA Meeting you where you are mentally, physically & spiritually.
Dr. Oz advocates Yoga: http://www.oprah.com/article/oprahdotcom/well_yoga
YOGA, What can you expect, for mind, body and spirit?
Balance, Strength, and Flexibility
One of the most obvious things about having a body is that it tends to stiffen and tighten the older you get, much like a plant that is tender and supple when young and becomes hard, dry, and woody with age. When you were young, you were probably very flexible; most children are. As you have grown older, your range and ease of movement have probably diminished. Perhaps you're not as spry as you once were, you move more slowly, and you may be experiencing more aches and subtle pains. You may also have noticed that you're less energetic, less resilient to change, more prone to injury, and that injuries take longer to heal. You may not feel quite as alive as you used to feel. Given the way most of us live and think, this is neither surprising nor mysterious. Nor is it something that happens suddenly. It creeps up slowly, and you notice it gradually. Your awareness of this gradual decay and loss of vitality, however, can spark a very real commitment to the discipline of yoga.
With yoga you can dramatically retard, even reverse, the tendency to stiffen as you age. You can actually bring the suppleness of youth back into your life and be more flexible, durable, and stronger than you were as a child. You can learn to focus your physical and mental energy more effectively and thereby be more vital, creative, and efficient in all your activities. Clarity and tenacity in your work is often a result.
Statistics indicate regular Yoga practice has decreased sick days, and improved attitude and cooperation between employees. There are many physical benefits that accrue from regular yoga practice. The three most obvious are the immediate increase in your balance, strength, and flexibility.
Improved balance refers not only to the heightened physical coordination you will acquire, but to the balance of power between the left and right, front and back, and high and low aspects of your body. None of this would matter much except for the fact that being asymmetrical and unbalanced creates a certain inevitable level of stress and strain throughout your body. Many symptom and disease are related to the integrity of the spine. Yoga helps to keep our spine in line, thus eliminating over time multiple symptoms. Yoga creates symmetry throughout your whole body, making you strong and flexible in a balanced way.
When you feel tired and weak, you also feel heavy. You literally feel heavy, a burden to yourself, as though you had to drag yourself around. When you feel energetic and strong, however, you feel light, and life doesn't seem so difficult. The weaker you are, the heavier you will feel. The stronger you are, the lighter you will feel. A consistent yoga practice will make you strong and light. The whole tone of your body will change as your strength increases. You will have an easier time handling your own body weight. You will feel sturdier and surer of yourself. You will have a lighter step, your experience in the world will become a pleasure, and life will feel and be easier.
As you free your body and become more flexible, you not only restore lost movement, you actually erase tensions and internal conflicts that would otherwise accumulate and eventually erupt as pain. The more flexible you are, the harder it is for pain to lodge in your body. Pain and tension are forms of blocked, stuck, misplaced, and misused energy. Being more flexible opens these energy blockages and frees your energy circulation. Your entire body will feel clean and new as the stuck parts are freed and released.
Pain often comes from neglect (a form of misuse) and is always a signal to take care. Because your body is operating more harmoniously, it will not demand your attention in uncomfortable ways. Your awareness and life experience will again feel pure and untainted. This is probably the way you felt when you were young.
Our services at a glance:
- Monday 11:00am Active & 12:15pm Gentle THE RETREAT
- Tuesday 11:00am Active THE RETREAT
- Tuesday 6:00pm, 7:15 THE RETREAT
- Thursday 10:15 Deep Stretch& 11:30pm Gentle THE RETREAT
- Friday 9 Active and 10:15am YIN THE RETREAT
- Corporte Yoga (ask for details for your company)
- Saturday 9:00 Active, 10:15 YIN THE RETREAT
- PRIVATE YOGA availabe for prenatal, postpartum, surgery recovery, auto-immune disorders. Ask for a consultation.
- Sandy Warren 704-713-0911 or complete the form below.
Examples of Stretches and mini workouts
Keep the pain away
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Wonder if yoga can be beneficial if you run, play tennis, work with weights or do other forms of exercise
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AM or PM.....take 10 minutes a day and FEEL the difference
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10 Best Poses for women's health
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Yoga really is for everyone. Find the "style" that fits you.
Microsoft Word - NY Giants and yoga.pdf
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Staying in motion is the key, little steps each day build strenght, and confidence.
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Classes and Services a brief overview
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