What is yoga? Yoga literally means “union.” It is a practice of uniting mind, body, and spirit. Traditional yoga consists of meditation to focus and calm your mind, specific poses to stretch and strengthen your body, along with awareness of your breath (spirit or life force).
Is yoga a religion? No. Yoga is a practice, a tool for self-healing, a way of life. If anything, yoga enhances religion. “Be still and know that I am God”, and “Your body is a temple” are perfect examples of the practice of yoga. We at The Posture Project claim no religious affiliation, but want you to “Know thy Self.”
Do you have to be flexible to do yoga? No. Doing yoga is how you get more flexible. Start where you are (we find adjustments for you) and incorporate these wonderful stretches to lengthen your muscles, breathe deeper and let go of tension and stress and you will increase your flexibility. Remember, “you get back what you put in.” The more you stretch, the more flexible you become.
Can anyone do yoga? Yes! If you can breathe, you can do yoga. If you are very frail, sick, stiff, or weak, just do what your body can do. Even just learning how to be aware of your breath will make a big difference in your life. If you can move your body in addition to your breath, you’ll even see more.
What do I wear / bring to Yoga? Wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in, but aren’t too baggy. Bare feet are best. Bring a beach towel or yoga mat and yourself! Please no perfumes or cell phones! You might want to arrive about 5-10 min. early for class.
What are the benefits of Yoga? Yoga is an incredible tool for self-healing. It helps you listen to your body so you can take care of it better. It helps you to calm and center so you can be more present in your everyday life. It helps to counter aches and pains when they start creeping up by opening and strengthening the body.
Still have questions about Yoga?
Please contact The Posture Project at 678-494-3450.
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