Everyone can benefit from practicing yoga. I am disappointed that people make incorrect assumptions about yoga. For example, many people think yoga is only for the fit and flexible (but yoga can help you BECOME fit and flexible). Another faulty assumption is that yoga is a new-age mystic experience or a religious practice. While some may connect their yoga to religion (even Christianity) – yoga is about wellness and changing your outlook while you take care of your body.
- Yoga is about living with integrity, growing with self-discipline and grace, having respect for nature, and growing in your relationship with God.
- Yoga is about moving the body and using your breathe to unite the physical body, mind, and spirit.
- Yoga postures can help everyone build strength, improve flexibility and relax. One of my favorite takeaways of doing yoga is the way it increases alertness and brain function.
- Yoga can improve coordination and balance as it opens neural pathways. I also love the way twisting postures release stress and wring out our organs, which helps to fortify our bio-terrain and overall wellness.
So…. if you have not tried doing yoga, what are you waiting for? Your body and mind will thank you greatly. I think you will really enjoy the positive changes yoga can bring into your life. I also suggest that you try and least ten different classes (with diverse teachers) before you make any decisions about your yoga practice.
If you want to check out one of my classes, check out Sunday Night Yoga (here) for more information. Dr. Prior teaches the following classes: Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Guided Meditation, and Vinyasa Slow Flow.
Dr Prior has been teaching yoga since 2017. She started teaching Sunday Night Yoga classes at her local church (here)– and did this for 2 1/2 years. Then, in 2022, she completed her 250-Hour yoga teacher training with the Yoga & Ayurveda Center and joined Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200).
Special Thanks to Steph from the Yoga & Ayurveda Center
“Life as a teacher begins the day you realize that you are always a learner.” ~Steph Ball-Mitchell
Your Body will
“The yogi’s life is not measured by the number of his days, but by the number of his breaths.”