Yoga at the Boston Tea Room focuses on small class size and individualized instruction. All instructors are RYT certified, and capable of teaching beginners through advanced yoga students. Many people feel they are not flexible enough for yoga…on the contrary! Yoga is a practice which can improve your flexibility, no matter your age or fitness level. But flexibility is just one of the many benefits of yoga.
Most of us here in the West practice yoga mainly for the physical benefits we’ve heard of: flexibility, strength, improvement of posture, weight loss, enhanced vitality, improved circulation, relief from injury or chronic pain, etc. Even if one or more of these are the motivation for trying yoga, you cannot escape the subtler benefits of the practice, including increased energy and a noticeable reduction of your stress level. Perform yoga poses (called asanas) regularly, and your body and mind will change…
Although some say that yoga is a spiritual practice, it does not require you to believe in any set of principals in order to reap its benefits. Yoga introduces you to breathing and meditation techniques which help you calm and clear your mind, and in this way may lead to some spiritual awakening, or clarity. Other benefits of the breath work and the meditaion include better circulation, balancing of the nervous system, improved mental acuity, stress reduction, and a sense of overall calm and peace of mind.
Come on now, you’ve heard all this before. Practiced for over 5000 years in the East and a century here in the West, yoga is no passing fad. It’s here to stay, and you know you’re dying to see what all the fuss is about. So come on down to Boston Tea Room in Wyandotte and let our knowledgeable, friendly instructors help you get started! We can’t wait to see you on the mat!
“The essential purpose of yoga is the integration of all th layers of life- environmental, physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual…At its core, yoga means union, the union of body, mind, and soul; the union of the ego and the spirit; the union of the mundane and the divine,”
(Deepak Chopra M.D. & David Simon M.D.; from “The Seven Spriitual Laws of Yoga”)