What is yoga?
Wow. It can be so many things to so many people! And there are a lot of different types, which can get confusing! We know! Some styles can be really challenging, will make you sweat and are athletic and faster paced (Ashtanga, Bikram, Hot yoga, power yoga, core power, ect). Some are slower with a longer look at each posture. And to add to it, some are a mix! Some are even laying down the whole time (yoga nidra) and some even singing! (bhakti yoga). So... in brief here are the bare bones:
yo·ga ˈyōɡə/ noun: yoga , a discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. Origin-Sanskrit, literally ‘union.’
Here at Yoga One we start at the very beginning and basics. you do not have to have any experience with yoga or fitness. We are always doing our best to be helpful and so you don't feel 'out of place' or lost.
This is not a gym like experience (however if you want to sweat or 'work out,' you don't have to worry about that, we got you! ). We are very inclusive here at the studio, you don't have to know anybody, and you will be in the same boat as everyone else, we are all getting to know our selves and others in this space. There is no competition, or exclusivity. We all have our own goals and if you are geared toward "achievement" we can and will set you up, in your practice to meet those goals, but most people in this community are new to yoga just like you, so you are not in that alone and you are in good hands! Give it a shot if you are curious, and see for yourself if it is something you could enjoy or if it could have benefit for you.
We just want you to know we are here breaking those fear barriers; No, we arn't a 'club' of people who know each other and rock at yoga! (Maybe someday, with you included!!) You do not have to be a pretzel, thin, in shape, young, flexible, etc. It's not a boring, sitting around stretching thing. A lot of people, (most) are new to this too! And its not as intimidating as you might think!