Yoga practice involves stretching and moving the body into different poses, moving with a slow controlled breath. The body becomes relaxed and energized at the same time. There are various styles of yoga, from moving through the poses more quickly, almost like an aerobic workout, and other styles relaxing deeply into each pose. Some have a more spiritual angle, while others are used purely as a form of exercise. All have proven to be beneficial at some level.
At Avenues to Wellness Yoga studio we practice with the whole person by connecting the breath, body and mind as we focus on who we are in Christ. Knowing that all talents come from Yahweh our strength, foundation and breath are focused on moving on the mat and taking the benefits we experience into our daily lives.
In the spirit of total balance and community, Avenues To Wellness Yoga Studio offers a place to center your mind, body, and soul. Here, we believe in treating your body like a temple, and your spiritual journey starts as soon as you step through the doors. You’ll learn to quiet your mind and work your muscles as you take your place in one of the classes. Both Christian and contemporary music provides an uplifting background to classes. Whether you come to move, meditate, de-stress or dance, you’ll find a true sanctuary for the body and soul at this inspiring hour retreat.
What Are The Benefits Of Yoga?
Virtually everyone can see physical benefits from yoga; stronger muscles, improved posture, thyroid function, better digestion, deeper sleep, stronger lung capacity an overall healthier response to life. A regular practice can also give psychological benefits of stress reduction and well-being, spiritual benefits, of connectedness with God through the Holy Spirit, leaving strength to rise above our daily challenges in body, mind and spirit. Many poses can be done just about anywhere, while a yoga class can go for hours or minutes, depending on your schedule. Meditation, solitude, and quieting the spirit to focus more on God and less on self can be developed with regular practice.
What Are the Drawbacks of Yoga?
Yoga does require some commitment of time and is more difficult for people with certain physical limitations but can be adjusted. Some people feel self-conscious doing some of the poses. Overcoming this is in itself a form of discipline and yoga can be adjusted to meet the individual abilities. Everyone can develop strength and breathe control as the beginning of a yoga practice.
How Does Yoga Compare To Other Stress Reduction Methods?
As yoga combines several techniques used for stress reduction, it can be said to provide the combined benefits of breathing exercises, stretching exercises, fitness programs, meditation practice, and guided imagery. Spiritually Christian Yoga helps the individual understand and develop a personal quiet time to reflect and rest with God. Every Yoga class at Avenues to Wellness Yoga begins with scripture reading and ends with scripture reading. Implanting the work of God into our body, mind and soul as we train for living well.