Updated: Sep 5, 2018
Yoga is for everyone.
Ultimately Yoga is not about standing on your head, but on your own two feet. It’s not about touching your toes or staying still; it’s a practice that can transform the physical and mental body and spirit.
Have you often asked yourself is yoga for me? Am I flexible enough? Can I sit still? Do I have to stand on my head or wrap my legs behind my head? For many of us, the practice of yoga can be a scary and intimidating thought.
Ultimately Yoga is not about standing on your head, but on your own two feet. It’s not about touching your toes or staying still; it’s a practice that can transform the physical and mental body and spirit. A yoga practice teaches us to be present by listening and observing the breath. Discovering the power of linking breath with movement and exploring the calm within.
After years of teaching fitness, my journey began on a personal level when I discovered not only a passion to practice yoga but also to teach it. Initially I had the desire to experience a new level of emotional calm, physical connection and explore the possibility of self-transformation. In a daily yoga practice one is cultivating an awareness of self, learning to listen to their body and honoring their intuition. I knew I needed this discipline in my life.
Looking back, I am grateful for trusting my intuition; it gave me the strength and courage I needed in my fight against breast cancer. I have grown and learned invaluable lessons through the most difficult times of my life as most of us do.
Yoga has several health benefits for all ages: an increase in self-esteem, improved flexibility, strength, stamina and balance, and improved muscle tone and joint mobility. Yoga increases blood flow and cardiopulmonary functioning, while enhancing digestion and building the immune system. It also stimulates and tones the nervous system and aids in metabolizing stress hormones. A consistent yoga practice relieves the stress of everyday living. A commitment to a daily yoga practice has tremendous benefits in reducing stress, anxiety and depression.
The classes at Beyond Yoga focus on both the physical and spiritual sides of yoga. Choosing a yoga practice has the ability to deepen one’s awareness; thus living a more integrated and compassionate life.
Is Yoga for me? Yes, Indeed!
Yoga, Wellness, Body, Mind, Fitness