Will my injury prevent me from practicing yoga?
No, individuals can discuss specific conditions with the teacher to develop a practice that addresses their needs. Yoga can relieve chronic pain through incorporating breathing techniques and relaxation exercises. Dr. Chris incorporates yoga therapy into his teachings and with his knowledge of the human body, he is able to create a practice specific to individual needs.
Is yoga a religion?
No, yoga is not a religion, nor is meditation. Most Westernized yoga classes focus primarily on learning physical poses, which are called asanas. At the Center we include breathing techniques and relaxation techniques as well. There are styles of yoga that teach you how to move your body in new ways. We can help you choose a style that best suits you and offers the greatest health benefits by enabling you to develop your flexibility, strength, and balance. We multi-task our minds constantly, rarely slowing down to enjoy the moment. Through a yoga practice, you can learn how to be in the moment and kick on the body’s natural relaxation response. Contact us to learn more about the overall health benefits one can achieve by simple breathing techniques and resting the mind.