The Practice of Yoga
The practice of yoga is an art and science dedicated to creating union between body, mind and spirit. Its
objective is to assist the practitioner in using the breath and body to foster an awareness of ourselves as
intimately connected to the unified whole of creation. In short it is about making balance and creating equanimity so a
s to live in peace, good health and harmony with the greater whole. This art of right living was perfected and practiced in India thousands of years ago and the foundations of yoga philosophy were written down in The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, approximately 200 AD. This sacred text describes the inner workings of the mind and provides an eight-step blueprint for controlling its restlessness so as to enjoying lasting peace.
Which class should you take? More than likely a combination of classes will be most appropriate. Terms such as Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced are used sparingly as they inadvertently encourage competition. Instead, classes are offered at different tempos so that anyone at any level of experience can jump into and experience the class that is most suitable.
Pilates is innovative system of mind-body exercise evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates.
Pilates dramatically transforms the way your body looks, feels and performs. It builds strength without excess bulk, creating a sleek, toned body with slender thighs and a flat abdomen. It teaches body awareness, good posture and easy, graceful movement. Pilates improves flexibility, agility and economy of motion. It can even help alleviate back pain.