What is Yoga?

Yoga is total body experience.

Yoga’s centuries-old practices can help you increase your flexibility, strength, balance and sense of peace – even at the most basic levels. Yoga helps to strengthen both body and mind and create a state of balance and harmony.

Yoga is not simply an exercise in stretching. It is a philosophy of life that teaches the individual how to achieve a calm mind. The therapeutic effects of yoga can benefit anyone regardless of age, beliefs, disposition and physical capabilities .

In todays hectic world, with its many demands, yoga acts as a relaxing balm, counterbalancing frantic lifestyles by quieting the mind and allowing individuals to slow down to savor and live in the present moment. Yoga brings greater awareness to our physical and psychological states and increases our ability to cope with daily stresses and situations , enabling us to step back and assess our reactions and coping mechanisms.


Preparing to attend a Yoga class:

Practice yoga on a relatively empty stomach. Try to eat 2 hours before class or a very light meal an hour before practice. Arrive at least 5 minutes early. Arriving early allows you to center yourself. Embrace the quiet. Please remember to silence all cell phones. If you do arrive late, please enter the room quietly. Yoga is a practice. Listen to your body. Stop if you feel any pain. Enjoy your time on the mat.

 YOGA Classes Taught By: Kirthi Chandrasekar, Certified Yoga Coach