Practice Yoga for Improved Focus and Optimum Health
"My approach to a yoga practice is to create a sacred space, a place to honor the body and listen to the teacher within. I offer each class as a prayer. The Purpose of Yoga is to completely relax, tone and revitalize the entire system and help you control and relax the mind. The Goal of Yoga is to have a body of perfect health and strength, a mind with all clarity and calmness, an intellect as sharp as a razor, a will as pliable as steel, a heart full of love and compassion, a life full of dedication and realization of the True Self."
Lokaa Samastaa Sukino Bhavanthu...
May all of creation be filled with peace and joy, love and light!
Yoga is a low impact workout that links breath with movement for physical, emotional and spiritual benefits. While yoga is rooted in Hindu and other Eastern traditions, it has evolved over thousands of years to reflect a variety of styles and disciplines. The word “yoga” comes from the Sanskrit root “yuj”, which means to yoke the spirit and physical body together. At Jyoti Yoga Therapy, YogaPatricia in Tucson, we modify all yoga classes for various bodies, ages and athletic abilities.
According to yogic tradition, there are six “branches” of yoga. Westerners are most familiar with hatha yoga, which is the yoga of postures (known as asanas) as well as breathing techniques to enhance physical, emotional and spiritual health. With regular practice, yoga offers many important health benefits, including lower blood pressure, better stress management, increased strength and flexibility and even weight loss, thanks to a slow and steady calorie burn.
Yoga for Energy and Calorie Burn
Yoga energizes the body and calms the mind. The more physical styles of yoga offered at Jyoti Yoga Therapy, YogaPatricia, like Vinyasa yoga, tone the body and support natural weight loss through a steady calorie burn. Other gentler forms of yoga that we offer, such as yin yoga, focus on deep stretching and long-held postures to release muscular tension. No matter what style of yoga that you choose to practice, you will receive many physical, emotional and spiritual health benefits and our instructors will work with you to achieve your specific goals.
One of our more popular classes is classic yoga, which is especially popular among new yogis. Proper alignment of yoga postures is important for classic yoga. To prepare for a yoga class at Jyoti Yoga Therapy, YogaPatricia, wear clothes that are comfortable but not too baggy, so both you and your yoga instructor will be able to monitor your body’s alignment and ensure you are not inadvertently doing anything harmful to yourself. In hotter classes like Bikram yoga class or more physical yoga practices, you can wear athletic clothes that wick away moisture. This will make it easier to hold poses and transition between poses without slipping.
Classic yoga is a series of standing and seated postures that are purposefully sequenced to not only stretch the muscles, but also to invigorate the body while relaxing the mind. In addition to the physical practice of yoga, our classic yoga classes include meditation and breathing exercises, known as pranayama. Breathing exercises are important for calming the mind while bringing awareness to the body.One of our certified instructors in Tucson will guide you through the breathing exercises, aiding you with proper execution and making sure that you are always comfortable and relaxed throughout the session.
While many individuals enjoy practicing yoga at our Jyoti Yoga Therapy, YogaPatricia studio, yoga can also be practiced from home to supplement your classes. Even a short, daily practice will help stretch the body’s muscles and build strength and flexibility, while reducing stress and anxiety. This will also help you move on to one of our more advanced classes sooner than later.