Yoga has become wildly popular in the last few decades, and the huge variety in styles of yoga and the teachers that teach them can be overwhelming – especially to people who are new to the practice.
Yoga originated in India and literally means “union” – it is a practice that helps unify body and mind, yin and yang, and individual consciousness with universal consciousness.
Most people think yoga is just about the physical movements they see in most yoga classes, but these movements are small parts of yoga styles.
Mantra yoga utilizes powerful sound vibrations to still the mind and induce concentration.
Hatha yoga combines yoga poses (asana) with pranayama (breathing techniques) and shatkarma (cleansing practices) to cleanse the body and achieve balance.
Bhakti yoga uses the power of love and devotion to bring one-centeredness.
Kriya yoga explores how breath, mind, and energy interact and focus on experiences of sound, light, and akashic vibrations.
Raja yoga is also called the royal path of yoga, and is built on the foundations of the Eight Limbs of Yoga.
And these are just a few.
When you work with me, we can identify together which yogic practices feel and work best for you.