Yoga is meditation in motion

Yoga Citta vritti nirodhah -  "The restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is Yoga." 

The above translation by Swami Satchidananda is the crux of the definition of Yoga.  Controlling the many fluctuations, irrepressible desires and runaway thoughts of the mind is Yoga.  Krsna says in Bhagavad Gita 6.6: "For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest enemy."

Although in today's time many understand it to be a stretching and relaxing form of calisthenics, the Asanas (or yoga exercises) are step number three in the
eight-fold yoga system.

Asanas play a very significant role in calming the mind and together with meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises), they direct us toward a life of goodness and wellness.

Yoga is for everybody and is an increasing part of American life 

The 2016 study conducted by Yoga Journal and Yoga alliance shows that yoga practitioners increased to 36 million people in 2016 versus 20 million in 2012.  There are more male and older population than ever before.  

Yoga is strongly correlated with having a positive 
Practitioners are 20% more likely to say things like “I have a good sense of balance,” “good dexterity,” “good range of motion,” or “give back to the community” than non-practitioners.
Meditation increases calm and improves psychological  balance

Meditation has a long history of use for increasing calmness and physical relaxation, improving psychological balance, coping with illness, and enhancing overall health and well-being. Many studies show evidence that it may reduce blood pressure as well as symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and flare-ups in people who have had ulcerative colitis. It may ease symptoms of anxiety and
depression, and may help people with insomnia.

Yoga and Meditation classes can be held separately or together 

Based on your needs, we can tailor a yoga class to balance your doshas, include particular breathing exercises and specific Meditations.
These classes can be held in-person or online. 

"Yoga and Meditation" classes are available through the year.
contact us to create your own Program. 

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