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What is Yoga?

Hatha Yoga is an ancient discipline for the body and the mind.  It has been around for over 4,000 years.  Yoga postures were developed to channel energy through the body in beneficial ways, unblocking old holding patterns.  Along with breathing practices, it benefits the student physically, mentally and emotionally.


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Some of the physical benefits of Yoga include increased flexibility, greater strength and improved balance. This in turn can improve performance in a variety of sports. When practiced in synchrony with breath, Yoga is a form of meditation. The benefits to the mind include increased clarity in thinking and greater ability to concentrate. Emotionally, regular practice of Yoga can decrease anxiety and depression, leading to a greater sense of vitality. It is an excellent form of stress management. Long-term practitioners of yoga frequently find themselves transformed.

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B.K.S. Iyengar, author of Light on Yoga, is recognized throughout the world for his genius and creativity in the art of yoga.  The Iyengar style of hatha yoga cultivates strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, concentration, and relaxation.
Classical yoga postures are taught with an emphasis on dynamic precision and alignment, aided when necessary by various props, making yoga postures accessible to everyone. The Fig Garden Yoga Studio classes and workshops serve students of all ages and abilities.


Link to Nancy Tan's Yoga Article (pdf)


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