Archive Monthly Archives: April 2017

What an All Levels Yoga Class Can Do For You

An All Level or Mixed Yoga class offers possibilities for you to explore a variety of poses ranging from easier to more advanced.  In these types of classes, yoga instructors offer students with a basic pose and give alternate options for students who are looking to explore and practice a more advanced form of a basic pose.  Newer students to yoga will develop better posture alignment, more body awareness, and core strength in the more basic variations.  To develop a healthy yoga practice, it is important to remember to listen to your body and be accepting of where your body can safely go in a yoga pose.  Give yourself permission to begin where you are! Communicating your needs with the instructor is another vital piece of a healthy yoga practice.  When you share your needs with your instructor, he/she is better able to offer guidance to meet your needs in the moment, in the pose. An All Levels class extends the possibilities for you to enjoy and challenge yourself while practicing poses safely by working at your comfort level and ability.  We invite you to check out our schedule and give an All Levels class a try!

Have a beautiful day!

Namaste.

 

How You Can Practice Yoga On and Off the Mat

How can we take the time to practice yoga when there are so many things to do in a day? We may think yoga only happens on the mat, but off the mat, yoga can happen anywhere and anytime.  We have the power to change our thinking from “I don’t have time for yoga today” to open our minds and ask ourselves “How can I practice yoga today?” Perhaps the suggestions below will help you think out of the box or “off the mat.”

  • Rise 15 minutes early to meditate
  • Spend time outside grounding yourself to the Earth
  • Complete tasks (dishes, eating, walking) mindfully
  • Read an article about yoga or listen to a podcast and share it with a friend
  • Take a moment or two throughout the day and center yourself with your breath
  • Stand in Tadasana in the grocery store or waiting in line anywhere
  • Practice a favorite pose and a new pose today
  • Practice an active pose and a passive pose
  • Be still and listen to your inner self and let go of outside circumstances
  • Speak up with kindness and honor your needs in the present moment
  • Include others in your yoga practices on and off the mat
  • Every day is an adventure – be flexible and gentle with YOU

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” ~The Bahagavad Gita~

Light and love to you. Namaste.