Yoga Class Description
A centering exercise is commonly done before beginning a practice of yoga. Traditionally, prayer mudra (called Prayer pose) is used to create a connection between you and your inner guidance and yoga.
Increases your flexibility and prepare yourself to do more challenging poses with yoga exercises.
These are the physical postures of yoga. There are a variety of asanas each one with its own distinct form. The major focus of the asanas is the alignment of the muscular and skeletal structures of the body. By adding the conscious breathing patterns to the postures circulates energy and blood and brings balance to the nervous system. Asanas are the key to the body, which is the key to the mind, which is the key to the spirit.
This is the process of stilling the thought waves of the mind. When you meditate you focus on the breath, a mantra or an affirmation. A practice of meditation teaches you how to cope with changes that life presents you and help you respond in ways that help you handle day to day stress. Concentrating your energies internally, you recharge your spiritual, mental and physical being.
While seemingly passive, deep relaxation is subtly active. When you systematically wake up and cleanse your body systems through the practice of yoga you need a relaxation time in order to assimilate the internal changes that have occurred. By putting your body and mind in a passive yet conscious state, you prepare the environment for all the body systems, including the brain to adjust themselves. That is why you feel totally different when you return to your regular life.