As a Precision Alignment Yoga school, we focus our asana training strongly on the principles of anatomical alignment. We believe that aligning the physical body allows us to align and free our Vital Life Force Energy. With the physical body supported and the energy flowing freely, our thoughts, feelings, and emotions have the opportunity to become more balanced. From this place, we are then able to move towards health.
Yoga does not simply start and finish with postures. It is a holistic system and philosophy. At the heart of that system you will find what is called the Eight Limbs of Yoga. The eight limbs of yoga include: Asana (Postures); Pranayama (Mindful Breathing & Control of Energy through restraint of breath); Niyamas (Observences of Practices); Yamas (Restraints); Pratyahara (Withdrawl of the Senses or turning inward); Dharana (Concentration or one pointed focus); Dhyana (Meditation); and Samadhi (Total Absorption or Union of the Self.) At The Yoga Shed it is our intention to share yoga as a whole and incorporate all eight limbs of yoga into our teachings.
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” ~ B.K.S Iyengar
Our community is made up of students from all ages and walks of life. We have students who are complete beginners, and those who’ve been practicing with us since 2009.
We have many people who come to us with specific goals for injury recovery and pain management, those who have general pain and want to find relief, and those who simply want to become stronger and more flexible.
A common misconception is that you need to be flexible to do yoga. Of course, you will find that with consistent practice you will become more flexible (along with the many other benefits a precision alignment practice can bring). However, you do not need to be flexible to practice yoga. On the contrary – most of our students come to class because they realize there are areas in their body that need some work. We help guide you to achieve your goals in a healthy, non-judgmental way.
We have classes for everyone, whether you are just looking to start a yoga practice or you are already an ardent practitioner. If you have any questions about where to begin, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! We look forward to seeing you in class.
~Yoga Shed Team
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