There are so many classes to choose from and hey - what does vinyasa mean.....
First: understand why you are choosing to try yoga - stress?, better health?, heal an injury? get stronger? pass the time?
All are great reasons to do yoga.
Wanting a good workout, like to sweat and have no shoulder or neck injuries?
VINYASA flow yoga will suit you.
Wanting to heal an injury or strengthen an area of your body with mindfulness?
The GENTLE VINYASA and YOGA classes are just fine.
All the classes here at Amba Yoga are led by highly qualified teachers who know about the body and are attentive to detail.
All yoga will aid with the reduction of stress and give greater strength and awareness of how you move throughout the day.
Come join the fun!
If you still have questsions; call Lesa at 631-366-3396.
What is a Home Practice?
Practicing outside of class is a very easy way to receive more of the benefits of yoga and to familiarize yourself with the practice in a very personal way.
Why should I start a Home Practice?
In general you will feel better in your body, calmer during the week between classes, and not miss a beat if you miss class due to vacation or schedule changes at work or home.
Not only that, a home practice affords you to experience that quiet relationship between your mind and your body. You can stay more supple and enlivened throughout your day. Read More....
When should I practice?
Early in the morning is best,as the mind is fresh and determined. The body is stiff at this time, but with consistant practice, this will pass. Come evening, the body is more supple, but the mind is not as fresh. Anytime you can make for yourself that is consistent in ones busy day is what most of us find is the key to success.
How Long, How often and What Poses?
Pick a time that is doable. Make your practice a "want to" not a "have to". Start small then build. Just 20-30 minutes a day 2-3 times a week will make a big difference (in addition to your weekly or bi-weekly classes) If you are working with an injury or special condition, there are remedial practices in the back of Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar and Iyengar Yoga by Judy Smith. See more titles on the Book List. For general practices see our resources here.
Using Yoga To Lower Blood Pressure
Looking for ways to manage your blood pressure without medication?
A number of studies have shown that yoga can help relieve stress and anxiety and improve mood. Research just out from University of Pennsylvania shows that yoga might also be a useful therapy for patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension.