Yoga is becoming an increasingly popular choice for people seeking to improve their overall health. With 36 million people in the US practicing yoga in 2017, the majority of people are coming to the practice for the following benefits:
Vitality and energy
Overall improvement of physical fitness
While most people begin a practice for its physical benefits, many quickly experience the mental clarity and emotional peace that result. Yoga is truly a multi-dimentional practice that has the power to transform the body and mind. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit “yuj” which means “to yoke” or “bind.” This points to the true purpose of the practice, which is to connect the body and mind to the deeper spiritual self.
You do not have to be naturally flexible or strong to practice yoga--that is why we practice--to develop both strength and ease in the body. Many who have a difficult time sitting still to meditate enjoy the fluidity of mindful movement as a meditative experience that synchronizes body and breath.
If you have wanted to try yoga but feel intimidated to attend a public class, we can help! At The Healing House, we offer private yoga sessions customized to support your specific health and wellness goals.