Introduction to Yoga
Yoga is an ancient system, incorporating different practices such as asana (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), and meditation, with the ultimate goal of calming the mind so that one can experience complete awareness.
Rather grand in aim, the actual practice of yoga has many significant 'side effects' from which every one can benefit, including:
- Stress relief, as the 'calming of the mind' drains mental tension and roots out its source,
- Improved health, through the physical practices, and
- Greater success in life, as the destressed mind and healthier body is better able to focus on your goals.
Traditionally, yoga was more private and personal than what is seen in modern America, where it is most commonly practiced in large groups. Like acupuncture and Oriental medicine, yoga has a rich and diverse collection of practices that can be applied on an individual basis, creating a unique, personalized training program. It is in this vein that yoga is offered, here.
Small group and one-on-one yoga sessions are geared towards addressing the needs of individuals, as opposed to making a general offering to a group. There is greater opportunity to ensure what is taught is received quicker and more completely with less chance for incorrect practice. Though it is more intense than larger group sessions, gains can be seen quicker.
Individualized sessions take place following an in-depth intake, both structural/physical and internal/medical, to assess what is needed and which techniques and practices are most appropriate. Contact me to schedule an initial intake.
Please see the schedule for small-group sessions.