Yoga Classes Stuart FL
Yoga Instruction / Yoga Therapy
Hobe Sound, FL
ashtanga/vinyasa flow classes for all levels and tai chi, yang
Palm City, FL
Port St Lucie, FL
vinyasa, ashtanga, hatha & meditation
Fort Pierce, FL
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Learn How Yoga Benefits Can Help You Achieve Your Mind-Body Wellness Program
by Julie T. Lusk, M.Ed., NCC
What does Sting, Woody Harrelson, Jane Fonda and Kareem Abdul Jabar have in common with Deepak Chopra, MD, Dean Ornish, MD, and Jon Kabat-Zinn? Each has incorporated hatha yoga into their lives or into their health promotion program.
Hatha yoga is a mind/body exercise which dates back thousands of years to India. The word yoga means “union” or “joining”. Although there are several branches of yoga (Raja, Karma, Jnana, Bhakti and others), Hatha yoga refers to achieving the union of the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual selves through the practice of physical postures and special breathing techniques. For those interested, yoga benefits can go beyond the physical exercises to incorporate dietary recommendations, meditation, service to others, philosophy, and moral and ethical guidelines for living. Yoga is neither a sport nor religion.
Hatha yoga is noncompetitive and emphasizes show, purposeful movements practiced mindfully and in combination with deep breathing. Yoga can be modified to help people achieve a wide range of personal and fitness goals. Some styles of yoga are gentle and slow while others are vigorous and strenuous.
Yoga features postures that are done standing, sitting and lying down. Quality of movement takes precedence over quantity. All movements are coordinated with deep, diaphragmatic breathing to maximize the entire experience. Each type of yoga stretch offers special benefits.
Yoga Stretches And Benefits: