Yoga is a composite of mindfulness, meditation and movement. The poses bring you into the moment as you engage and synchronize with the breath. This is its own type of meditation or can be used as a tool to help you sit in stillness. As the body slows so does the mind from racing thoughts.
Yoga means union or "yoke'. Tuning into the mind/ body connection is an opportunity to explore the source of pain. Many times we are holding onto things that no longer serve us. So we experience dis-ease.
Yes. While there a lot of beautiful and intimidating photos of svelte, bendy yogis out there, it's beside the point. Yoga is about your own personal transformation. The intention of the poses is to bring your awareness into the present moment. It doesn't matter if you can touch your toes.
A lot. Physically it can improve lung function, circulation, strength, mobility, balance, lower blood pressure, and aid in weight control. Mentally it can reduce stress, pain, improve focus and stave off depression. Plus it can be fun!
No. Historically yogis have lived past 100 years old. Here in the west physiatrist, Dr. Loren M. Fishman's research has determined a yoga sequence that staves off and possibly rebuilds bone loss.
No. At Karma Good Yoga we welcome all spiritual warriors and spiritual atheists too. In yoga we are all one. Black, brown, yellow, white, straight, LGBTQIA, she, he, they, fat, thin, young, old, all are welcome here.