Frequently Asked Questions
What is Yoga?
Many people think that yoga is just stretching. But while stretching is certainly involved, yoga is really about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility. This is done through the performance of poses or postures, each of which has specific physical benefits. The poses can be done quickly in succession, creating heat in the body through movement or more slowly to increase stamina and perfect the alignment of the pose. The poses are a constant, but the approach to them varies depending on the tradition in which the teacher has trained.
With yoga we can extend our health and productive years far beyond the norm, and at the same time, improve the quality of our lives by reducing the levels of stress and fatigue we carry in our bodies.