MAMMOTH Yoga AND Meditation Classes

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WHAT IS YOGA?

The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word "yuj" which means "to unite or integrate". Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years with it's origins rooted in India. The practice of yoga has evolved through time but the primary focus is still on developing mindfulness and harmonizing the body, mind and spirit through the means of various breathing techniques, yoga postures (asanas) and meditation. Yoga in its true form is a profound science of unfolding the infinite potentials of the human mind and soul. One of the most fascinating facts about the yoga is that it can support and sustain people of almost all age group. It is a true art which imbibes the entire essence of life. And we provide yoga classes to facilitate learning of this science in easiest ways. 

BENEFITS OF YOGA

  • Yoga Reduces Stress

  • Yoga Increases Strength

  • Yoga Relieves Back & Joint Pain

  • Develops Awareness

  • Teaches How to Breathe

MYTHS ABOUT YOGA

  • Myth: I’m not flexible enough to do yoga

  • Truth: Everyone starts somewhere

it is very normal to feel tight at the beginning. Don’t worry if you are unable to touch your toes. The good news is that with regular practice, yoga is a great way to safely & effectively improve flexibility and develop symmetry in the body.

  • Myth: Yoga is too slow and not enough of a workout for my routine

  • Truth: It depends on the style of yoga class.

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Yoga classes can be totally non-physical and consist of readings, chanting, breathing or service to others. Yoga classes can also be purely physical and as strenuous as a gym workout. Some styles of yoga, such as gentle are indeed slow paced, but vinyasa classes offer a faster, dynamic pace and some unique cardio & strength challenges compared to other “workouts”. A benefit of yoga on top of a standard workout is that it incorporates a therapeutic system that helps heal injuries, improve chronic illness, and balance mental stress.

Creating a wellness system for yourself allows one to develop compassion and empathy for other beings. Yoga can re-pattern "samskaras" (imprints left on the mind) and allow new conscious behavior to arise.

 

YOGA NON-REQUIREMENTS

  • Fancy yoga clothes

  • The ability to touch your toes

  • A skinny, bendy body

  • Absolute zen.

YOGA REQUIREMENTS

  • To be able to laugh at yourself

  • Let yourself be open to a transformation of mind, body, and spirit.

  • The ability to develop self-acceptance and build love and compassion towards yourself and others.

  • To "let go"