New to Yoga? You'll Fit Right In...
It's natural to feel intimidated the first time you enter a Clifton yoga studio, even at Clifton Yoga Center. Remember everyone in the studio also had a “first class," including your instructor! One way to gain confidence is to practice at home and slowly incorporate yoga into your lifestyle. During class, our helpful instructor will provide adjustments or assists to help you better align your body, prevent injury, and better position your body in a specific posture. Consider positioning your mat near the middle of the room so you can see what the rest of the class is doing in addition to the instructor.
Yoga is a mind-body exercise that originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. While there are many styles of yoga, in general, every style includes postures (asanas), meditation, and breathing techniques (pranayama). With regular practice, yoga builds physical strength and flexibility while reducing stress and improving the mind-body connection.
Yoga health benefits include reduced blood pressure, increased focus, a deeper spiritual mind/body connection, more energy, and better sleep at night. Many elements of yogic philosophy, such as loving kindness, compassion and non-judgment, may also influence an individual's lifestyle as one adopts healthier habits and makes more positive, life-affirming choices.
Finding the Right Yoga for You
If you are new to yoga, you may be wondering what class to take. At Clifton Yoga Center, we are happy to work with everyone and make the class suitable for all levels. We will never push you to a level that makes you uncomfortable or won't help you meet your goals.
Finding the right instructor is another important part of beginning yoga. You can practice with confidence knowing that your teacher is a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor, and a current Kripalu Yoga Teacher Alliance (KYTA) member with experience in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Iyengar, and Bikram Yoga. Yourr instructor is specifically trained to not only help you progress in your practice, but also to help prevent your body from being injured.
At Clifton Yoga Center you are sure to find the class and instructor that can help you grow in your yoga mastery.