Yoga Starts Here
For BeginnersWelcome to the world of yoga and meditation. Hopefully the information provided here will give you an idea what yoga is and what to expect on your first visit to the Yoga OMazing studio.
We've outlined below how to prepare for your first yoga class. Want a tour of the studio before joining us? Give us a call to arrange a visit and we'll show you around.
The benefits of yoga and meditation are many. So numerous that we'll only highlight some of the significant ones here. If you have physical limitations or any concerns about your health, consult with a physician to be sure yoga is right for you.
Results are for the taking. Come take a class and experience the world of yoga!
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What Is Yoga?Yoga, which means union, originated thousands of years ago in ancient India. Yoga will not be fully described here. For our purposes in short, yoga is a practice where the mind, body and spirit work in unison to improve our health and well being.
The principals of yoga most often practiced in the Western World are the asana (the physical practice of yoga) the pranayama (breathing), the dharana (concentration) and the dhyani (meditation).
There are additional principals of yoga to explore. And there's lot of very interesting historical data and in-depth information out there on what yoga means to people around the world. Some call yoga both an art and a science. Some consider it a spiritual discipline. Many people who practice yoga could not imagine their life without it.
Explore the world of yoga as deep as you like. Chances are you will make great discoveries about its benefits and about yourself!
Yoga StudiesData from a number of studies in both the United States and India has been compiled into a nice graphic showing the benefits of yoga.
Studies included those from Harvard and University of California as well as universities in India.
We have outlined some of the benefits of yoga and meditation below but check out the infographic that Jan Diehm produced from the studies for the Huffington Post- Infographic