A Little History About Yoga
While yoga only became immensely popular here in the United States within the last couple of decades, it is an extremely ancient form of healing. In fact, the first records of yoga are from Northern India and date back to over 5,000 years ago.
Because of its origins, it is very common to hear the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit during a yoga class. Most instructors speak Sanskrit in addition to using the more commonly-known English term.
A great example of this is a student favorite called “Savasana” (Sanskrit) or “corpse pose” (layman’s terms). This pose is frequently the last pose of a yoga class, where students lie flat on their backs with their arms and legs in a relaxed position. It is meant to reiterate the mindfulness reached during your yoga practice. (Most classes at Lakeside Wellness allow for an extra long Savasana!)
Lakeside Wellness Yoga
There are many different types of yoga. At Lakeside Wellness, we have worked to compile a variety of yoga classes suitable for all levels. Please see below for a full list of the types of services we offer as well as a description of each class. If you have any other questions or are not sure where to start, please do not hesitate to reach out! Call or text: (804) 592-6174 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back with you as soon as possible!
All yoga is flexible. But chair yoga is perhaps the most reachable for the widest population. It can be a good starting point for someone that has never done yoga. It can be used as a re-entry to yoga after an injury or a long layoff from practice. It is excellent for those that have concerns for getting down to or up from the floor. The yoga can be in a seated posture the entire time or the chair can be just a prop for entering comfortably and steadily into the various postures both standing and partially seated.
Chair yoga can be the start and the end of your practice or, as strength and confidence is achieved one can move to other forms of yoga. Some students do both. Also it is good to point out that chair practice teaches postures that would be beneficial to perform at work on a break easing the tensions of a desk bound job.
In short, “Chair practice is for all!”
Learn simple yet powerful strategies to help you effectively manage your stress levels and take better care of yourself and others through the practice of yoga. The objectives of this class are to teach students: 1) how to quiet their mind using guided awareness techniques, 2) how to use the breath to calm their nervous system and achieve relaxation, and 3) how to increase strength and flexibility through the practice of gentle, supported yoga poses.
This class will challenge your flexibility, strength and balance. Kerry develops a playful flow exploring new peak poses every week. She incorporates breath work and relaxation to round out the practice. Some yoga experience is recommended but not required.