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Beginner Yogi?

When you were a beginner yogi (yesterday, a year ago, a decade ago??), what did you know about yoga and yoga poses? Did you have any familiarity with yoga poses, yoga terminology, yoga “etiquette”?

(Be sure to read to the end for a special offer for new yoga students!)

Beginner Yoga at Sunrise Yoga Studio in Clemmons, NC

 

Simply mentioning yoga to someone who has never experienced yoga can send a message of fear and intimidation to someone unfamiliar with yoga. What do you remember about your first yoga experience?

In her article, 10 Things to Know Before Your First Yoga Class, Lizzie Fuhr notes, “Revered in a yoga practice, the idea of a “beginner’s mind” means heading to your mat with no preconceived notions about what you can or can’t accomplish or poses you can or can’t do. Keeping this positive outlook and leaving expectations at the door will result in the best experience possible.”

Yoga for Beginners at Sunrise Yoga Studio in Clemmons, NC

Yoga for Beginners at Sunrise Yoga Studio in Clemmons, NCYoga for Beginners at Sunrise Yoga Studio in Clemmons, NC

Listed below are yoga poses recommended for beginners (New York Times (Kelly Couturier); doyouyoga.com (Kristin McGee); food.ndtv.com (Shivangana Vasudeva)).

What do you think? Would you have recommended differently?

• MountainBeginner Yoga at Sunrise Yoga Studio in Clemmons, NC
• Child’s Pose
• Downward Facing Dog
• Plank
• Warrior 1
• Warrior 2
• Seated Forward Bend
• Four-Limbed Staff
• Cobra
• Tree
• Triangle
• Chair
• Boat
• Seated Half-Spinal Twist
• Bridge
• Corpse
• Sukhasna

If you are now practicing yoga, you obviously overcame any difficulties, challenges, or misconceptions about yoga after your first class. How was your first experience different from what you thought it would be?

Beginner Yoga at Sunrise Yoga Studio in Clemmons, NC

Beginner Yoga at Sunrise Yoga Studio in Clemmons, NC

Cathy Howe, Sunrise Yoga Instructor, demonstrates the half moon yoga pose using a yoga block.

 

“Some will tell you that yoga is too slow and boring instead it is an intense and holistic exercise. This ancient form of fitness with roots in India focuses on developing balance, strength and flexibility. Don’t let anyone misguide you as these are all consequences of practicing yoga and not prerequisites. No one expects you to master the poses on the very first day. Yoga is all about pushing past your body’s limits over time,” says Shivangana Vasudeva, NDTV.

 

 

Beginner Yoga at Sunrise Yoga Studio in Clemmons, NC

Classes are available at Sunrise Yoga for those just beginning their exploration of yoga and for experienced students who wish to broaden and expand their practice. Each class contains yoga poses of the body, breathing practices, meditation, and relaxation. You and your instructor will develop a personalized approach to each pose creating a greater awareness of your body and mind in motion and in stillness. You are encouraged to work at your own pace honoring your limitations and abilities. Our staff is welcoming and highly trained to guide you through your yoga journey.

Sunrise Yoga has many classes appropriate for those new to yoga. Visit the Sunrise Yoga web site to see all the opportunities to move your yoga practice from an “I should do that!” stance to “I practice yoga!” stance. Our instructors are all trained and certified to help any level student.
Want to know more? Email us at info@sunriseyoga.net, call the studio at 336-778-1233, or visit us at 6000 Meadowbrook Mall Ct #1, Clemmons, NC 27012.

PLUS . . . We have a special offer for new students!

30 Days of Unlimited Yoga for $30

We recommend all new students buy our low-priced unlimited 30 days of yoga on your first visit to our studio. It’s a great bargain! For less than the price of 2 drop-in classes, you can attend daily practice in all on-going, scheduled classes for 30 consecutive days. This does exclude “series” classes and special events.

Come join us!!!

Cindy Dollar returns to Sunrise Yoga! November 14-16, 2014

Join this well-known instructor for a weekend of informative yoga instruction and practice. Cindy is the owner of One Center Yoga in Asheville, NC, and has been voted one of the Best Yoga Teachers in Western North Carolina for the last ten years. You may take individual sections to accommodate your schedule or enjoy the benefits of the entire weekend with Cindy.

Cindy Dollar Weekend Workshop at Sunrise Yoga, Clemmons

Cindy Dollar

Friday, 11/14
6-8 p.m.
Poses for Emotional Well-Being
$50

Saturday, 11/15
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Poses for your Hips and Hamstrings
$60

2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Yoga for your Knees
$50

Sunday, 11/16
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Yoga to Open your Heart & Mind
$60

Register for the Full Weekend and Save!
Full Weekend= $210
Registration: Online, at the studio, or mail a check to 6000 Meadowbrook Mall, Suite 1, Clemmons, NC,  27012
(No refunds for no-shows.)