Noun: A Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. (Wikipedia)
There are over a hundred different schools of Yoga. At DLT, we practice Hatha yoga. The practice of yoga has two main components: Poses and Breathing. It is important to clear your mind and focus on both components during your sessions
Poses, or postures, are the series of movements that we do that are designed to increase both strength and flexibility. Some can be done while lying on the floor in a completely relaxed position and some can be done in an upright, standing position. And then there are positions for everywhere in between. Each position is held for a period of time and may have you stretching your physical limits. There are plenty of pose modifications, however, that will allow you to participate regardless of your skill and experience level.
Breathing is a very important component of yoga as it signifies your vital energy. By controlling your breathing, you can help control your body and quiet your mind.
Some Health benefits of Yoga:
- Stress reduction and mental calmness
- Increased fitness, strength, energy and muscle tone
- Management of chronic health conditions
- Increased lubrication of the joints, ligaments ,and tendons
- Improved gastrointestinal and respiratory function
- Weight loss
- Pain prevention
- Body awareness
- Improved sleep
Join us at DLT Yoga Class: (All skill levels encouraged)
- When: Monday Nights from 6:30-7:30pm
- Location: Covenant Presbyterian Church – Hwy 161 & Mt. Gallant (1830 Celanese Road)
- Cost: $10 drop-ins, Early registration: $80 includes 2 FREE classes – Only $5 in November & December 2012
- What to bring: Mat, blanket, loose clothing. Optional: Small pillow & Support blocks
- What to expect: Guided postures, breathing techniques, meditations, with individualized corrections and modifications to maximize your learning experience.