Essence of Yoga

Yoga FAQ

December 9, 2013 | Comment

All students are encouraged to have an open mind and an open heart.

Remember, there’s always something we can learn about ourselves through a new path.

How do I prepare for class?

~Try not to eat for at least two hours before class
~Wear loose clothing
~Please turn off your cell phones
~Try to arrive a few minutes before class to get settled in
~Remove your shoes before entering the studio
~Be respectful of your fellow students. Please be quiet.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of practicing yoga?

Asanas (yoga postures) help massage your internal organs which can induce better digestion, sleep and ability to deal with stress. Regular Yogis attest to feeling more balanced, focused and clear in their day to day lives as well as being able to lose or maintain weight, and an increase in stamina.Yoga is not just a form of exercise. Practicing Yoga teaches you how to listen to your mind and body. Physically as reported in mainstream press and medical journals Yoga increases the strength in your cardiovascular health, as well as your skeletal structure and muscles.

Practicing Yoga can be a life transformation if you want it to be. The benefits of a regular yoga practice help you achieve a more complete and together you.

Register HereWhat does “Namaste” mean?

For Hindus and now for many others as well, the greeting of choice is Namaste. The hands held together at the center of your heart with your head gently bowed as one says “Namaste”. “Namas” means bow, and “te” means to you, thus Namaste means, “I bow to you.”

What is the difference in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga?

Hatha Yoga, which has roots in the 10 century is a combination of Asanas (yoga postures) and Pranayama (breath).  The purpose of Hatha Yoga is to stimulate your body through the Asanas and Pranayama to prepare oneself for meditation.

Vinyasa Flow links your poses together with your breath in a flowing manner.  All the poses flow into one another.  This style of yoga increases your stamina, flexibility, and agility.

Essence of Yoga offers Hatha yoga with a Vinyasa Flow.