What Is Yoga?
At first practicing yoga feels like stretching, but the aim is to learn yourself, identify and understand your imbalances and to make changes so that ultimately you are less affected by the stresses of living.
You begin by working with your body in the poses but quickly learn to connect the mind, intelligence and breath to what you are doing.
Often defined as: “stilling the fluctuations of the consciousness” or as “joining the body, mind and spirit”, it is a practice you will want to become an integral part of your daily routine not just a class you go to once a week.
What Should I Know ?
Iyengar Yoga — — —
- Builds Strength
- Requires Holding and Endurance
The Teacher will — — —
- Show me what to do
- Make some suggestions
- Let me try again
I will — — —
- Feel some stretching
- Work some new muscles, (and familiar ones)
- Learn to be aware of my body (focus)
At the end of class — — —
- There will be a guided relaxation
- I should feel recharged but also relaxed
- I should tell the teacher if something wasn’t right for me so she can adjust it for me next time.
Please refrain from eating at least 2 hours before class.
Don’t wear scented products or soaps as some students have allergies or sensitivities.
Plan to be in the room before the scheduled start of class.