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Yoga for the Mind & Body: What to Expect & How to Prepare

Yoga means to unite. Through a consistent yoga practice, we learn to unite our breath and body, and ultimately, we also unite and connect with other human beings. By fostering a deeper connection within ourselves, we’re able to connect with others in a more meaningful way. Practicing this flow of “yoga for the mind and body,” we learn to center ourselves through a meditative movement flow.

At the top of this practice, the yogi will have a chance to observe their mind and feel their body through a guided meditation session that supports focus, increases awareness, and restores energy. Throughout the yoga flow, the yogi will be reminded to observes their thoughts without judgement and move from a place of intention to connect their movements with the breath.

How to Prepare:

  • Always have your yoga mat 
  • 2 Yoga blocks in case you may need some assistance with certain stretches/poses.
  • Herbal tea or infused water for hydration before and after class.
  • Optional: before the yoga class, write down a few thoughts you’re having. It doesn’t have to be in relation to yoga. Use it as a mind platter. After class, write down your responses to those thoughts. Do you have different perceptions of your thoughts after engaging in a meditative practice? 


What to Expect:

  • Guided Meditation: your instructor will guide you through a full body meditation that increases mindfulness, awareness, and connection. During this meditation, it’s not uncommon for a student to feel a variety of emotions and sensations. Be gentle with yourself.
  • Movement Medicine: you will engage in a blend of smooth and flowing movements that sync up with your breath, to create an effortless connection between your mind and body.
  • Movement Tempo: this practice will begin with slow movements to engage the muscles and joints properly. As the flow continues, the tempo will increase with a challenge to maintain alignment and connection between the breath and body. 


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