Common Questions

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What is yoga?

Yoga means “union” or “to yoke” in the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit. Yoga creates union between body, mind, and spirit.

What will yoga do for me?

my_headstand_common_questionsOn a physical level, yoga both strengthens the body and gives the body suppleness. This is very important! An object which is very strong, yet is rigid will crack under pressure – as will humans! An object which is very flexible, but without any structure will be like a floppy ragdoll unable to move forward with resilience – as too with humans!

Am I too young/old, big/small, stiff/weak for yoga?

Easy answer – most certainly, no!! There are many, many forms of yoga, and many, many reasons why individuals want to practice. No matter what level of previous experience you have, what your reason for exploring yoga, what age you are, or what physical fitness you have or have not, you can be certain that there is a yoga for you.

rylee---namasteIt is my firm belief that yoga is a terrific tool which can be used for growth and change on many levels. The right yoga for you is one that supports and gives you greater strength, flexibility,and balance to pursue your goals whether they be physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, or any combination thereof.

Is yoga a religion?

No. Yoga is a system for discovering more about ourselves. There are no “rules”. It is a system of evolution. This is one of the many things which is brilliant about yoga – yoga allows you to search, explore, discover, and implement change on whatever level you want – be it physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

While yoga is not a religion, it is harmonious with all of the world's major belief systems. Yoga holds basic tenets such as ahimsa (non-violence), which are many times associated with Buddhist or Jain ideologies, but yoga is most certainly compatible with both western and eastern doctrines. The philosophy side of yoga is there for you to explore if you wish or not.