DSC_0873Yoga is a complex system that focuses on harmony between body and mind. Yoga derives its philosophy from Indian metaphysical beliefs. The word yoga comes from Sanskrit language and means union or blend. The ultimate aim of this philosophy is to strike a balance between mind and body and attain self-enlightenment. To achieve this, yoga uses movement, breath, posture, relaxation and meditation to establish a healthy balanced approach to life.
Though the exact origins of Yoga are unknown there are records that show this ancient practice has existed for over 4000 years. It is considered to be the oldest physical discipline in existence and symbolizes balance in every area of life. In earlier times, the rationale of doing Yoga postures and breathing exercises was to prepare for the rigors of sitting still and alert for long periods of time. Today, yoga can be an important practice for maintaining balance between work and a healthy lifestyle.

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There are several ways for people to get started with yoga at All One Yoga. Classes are currently open to all levels and can vary in vigor depending on the style of class.  If you are new to yoga and looking for something less intense then we would recommend starting with Vinyasa, Flow & Restore, or Sacred.  Hot Hatha is also a good place to begin as the class is always the same poses, and you are holding them a little bit longer then some other types.  Just be ready to get sweaty with Hot Hatha, as it is over 100 degrees in the room!

Benefits of doing yoga

  • Calms the mind through restoring mental agility
  • Decreases nervousness, irritability, and confusion
  • Helps detoxify the body
  • Revives attention and willingness
  • Strengthens the whole body
  • Increases metabolism and overall energy
  • Helps reduce stress and mental fatigue
  • Increased flexibility and physical comfort