There are many reasons to want to join a yoga class. Most of the time, students tell me they are looking for relaxation, peace of mind, to learn to manage physical discomforts, to experience what relaxed feels like, for stretching, to work on balance and to get a workout.
The reality is that there is always a "reason" that takes you to class and you realize that you are receiving alot more than you expected--sometimes even fulfilling needs you didn't know you had at the time.
Yoga is a good exercise for you if you are looking for relaxation, peace of mind, to learn to manage physical discomforts, to experience what relaxed feels like, for stretching, to work on balance and to get a workout. Yoga aims to unite the mind, the body, and the spirit. Yogis view that the mind and the body are one, and that if it is given the right tools and taken to the right environment, it can find harmony and heal itself. Yoga therefore is considered therapeutic.
Yoga helps you become more aware of your body's posture, alignment and patterns of movement. It makes the body more flexible and helps you relax even in the midst of a stress stricken environment. This is one of the foremost reasons why people want to start practicing Yoga - to feel more fit, to be more energetic, bo be happier and more peaceful.
In Yoga, the body's own weight is used for resistance and a great deal of focus is accorded to the flow from one posture into the other.
"Classical" is to define the way that the class is delivered. We start and end with a relaxation, we do warm-up and cool-down exercises, some positions called asanas and then we put the positions in a gentle flow from one to another called vinyasas.
Yogalates is a perfect blend of Yoga and Pilates. You may be interested in yogalates if you’ve already explored one or the other and want to get a “complete” work-out with the benefits of both in one class. This exercise is for you if your schedule only permits you to get out once a week.
Join the one hour of yoga class and then stay an extra half hour to complete your workout with some abdominal exercises to strengthen your core.