ALL LEVELS YOGA WELCOME
ALL YOGA LEVELS WELCOME
Shanti Turtle specializesin teaching Hatha Yoga instructed by Paul 500hrs EYT, Massages and Detox therapies.
What is Yoga?
Yoga is the control of the science of the mind- emotional, physical, and breath.
Yoga for Beginners
Start your beginner Yoga class with us or build strength as you deepen your yoga practice. Paul will answer all your yoga questions.
What is Hatha Yoga?
Hatha yoga is a set of physical exercises known as asanas or postures designed to give our body strength ,flexibility and a calm mind.
Benefits of Yoga;
- Slows aging process
- Lowers blood pressure
- Sound sleep,stress reduction
- Allergy and asthma symptom relief
- Yoga makes us live a more mindful lifestyle
- Yoga reminds us to be responsible moving from a stateof blame to a mature place of responsibility
- Yoga teaches us how to remain balanced in the face of discomfort and challenge.
It means “the divine in me bows to the divine in you.”
The meaning of Yoga Shala?
It is a gathering place for students of traditional Yoga to practice, share, experience and grow
The meaning of OM?
OM is a mantra, or vibration, that is traditionally chanted at the beginning and end of yoga sessions. It is the sound of the universe. What does that mean?
Nothing is ever solid or still. Everything that exists pulsates, creating a rhythmic vibration that the ancient yogis acknowledged with the sound of OM. We may not always be aware of this sound in our daily lives, but we can hear it in the rustling of the autumn leaves, the waves on the shore, the inside of a seashell, the setting sun, the rising moon, the beating of our hearts. As we chant Om, it takes us for a ride on this universal movement, through our breath, our awareness, and our physical energy, and we begin to sense a bigger connection that is both uplifting and soothing.
Do I Have to Be Vegetarian to Practice Yoga?
The first principle of yoga philosophy is ahimsa, which means non harming to self and others. If you are considering becoming a vegetarian, it is a personal decision that everyone has to make for themselves. Be sure to take into account your personal health issues as well how your choices will affect those with whom you live. Being a vegetarian should not be something that you impose on others—that kind of aggressive action in itself is not an expression of ahimsa.
How Many Times Per Week Should I Practice?
Yoga is amazing, i suggest starting with two or three times a week, for an hour or an hour and a half each time. If you can only do 20 minutes per session, that’s fine too. Don’t let time constraints or unrealistic goals be an obstacle—do what you can and don’t worry about it. You will likely find that after a while your desire to practice expands naturally and you will find yourself doing more and more.
How is Yoga Different From Stretching or Other Kinds of Fitness?
Unlike stretching or fitness, yoga is more than just physical postures.
Within the physical practice, yoga is unique because we connect the movement of the body and the fluctuations of the mind to the rhythm of our breath. Connecting the mind, body, and breath helps us to direct our attention inward. Through this process of inward attention, we learn to recognize our habitual thought patterns without labeling them, judging them, or trying to change them. We become more aware of our experiences from moment to moment. The awareness that we cultivate is what makes yoga a practice, rather than a task or a goal to be completed.
Is Yoga a Religion?
Yoga is not a religion. It is a philosophy that began in India an estimated 5,000 years ago. These yogic methods provide a framework for spiritual growth and mastery over the physical and mental body. It is also not necessary to surrender your own religious beliefs to practice yoga.
I’m Not Flexible—Can I Do Yoga?
Yes! You are a perfect student for yoga. Many people think that they need to be flexible to begin yoga, but that’s a little bit like thinking that you need to be able to play tennis in order to take tennis lessons. Come as you are and you will find that yoga practice will help you become more flexible.
What do i need to begin yoga practice ?
All you really need to begin practicing yoga is yourbody, your mind, and a bit of curiosity ,a pair of yoga leggings, or shorts, and a t-shirt that’s not too baggy. No special footgear is required because you will be barefoot. It’s nice to bring a towel to class with you. As your practice develops you might want to buy your own yoga mat, but at Shanti Turtle we provide yoga mats.
Refrain From Eating 2–3 Hours Before Class?
During yoga practice we will practice inversions, twists, standing poses back& forward bends. If you have not fully digested your last meal, it will make itself known to you in ways that are not comfortable.A light snack such as yogurt, a few nuts, or juice about 30 minutes to an hour before classis accepted
5 Points of Healthy Living
1. Proper Exercise (Asanas)
Our physical body is meant to move and exercise. If our lifestyle does not provide natural motion of muscles and joints, then disease and great discomfort will ensue with time. Proper exercise should be pleasant to the practitioner while beneficial to the body, mind and breath. Here at Shanti Turtle we emphasize Sun Salutations-Surya Namaskar .
2. Proper Breathing (Pranayama)
Yoga teaches us how to use the lungs to their maximum capacity and how to control the breath. Proper breathing should be deep, slow and rhythmical. This increases vitality and mental clarity.
3. Proper Relaxation (Shavasana)
Long before the invention of cars, planes, telephones, computers, freeways and other modern triggers of stress, the Yogis devised very powerful techniques of deep relaxation. As a matter of fact, many modern stress-management and relaxation methods borrow heavily from this tradition. By relaxing deeply all the muscles the Yogi can thoroughly rejuvenate his nervous system and attain a deep sense of inner peace.
4. Proper Diet (Vegetarian)
Besides being responsible for building our physical body, the foods we eat profoundly affect our mind. For maximum body-mind efficiency and complete spiritual awareness, Yoga advocates a lacto-vegetarian diet. This is an integral part of the Yogic lifestyle.
5. Meditation (Dhyana)
Here is the most important point of all, we become what we think. Thus we should exert to entertain positive and creative thoughts as these will contribute to vibrant health and a peaceful, joyful mind. A positive outlook on life can be developed by learning and practicing mindfulness every moment. The mind will be brought under perfect control by regular practice of meditation.
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