More and more experts in the medical community are recommending yoga—along with meditation and other mindfulness techniques—as part of an effective strategy for bringing a worried mind under control. Yoga defined is “yoke” or “union”, meaning the union of opposites (mind, body and breath) through physical practice.
ZGF’s yoga classes are fitness-oriented and involve linking several poses together to create strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance and complement the activities of our daily lives. Our yoga classes effectively work all parts of the body equally creating an experience of non-judgement and non-competition for students at all levels. During class students are reminded to check-in with their bodies and modify poses to provide less or more sensation, as appropriate. Yoga is a journey, not a destination. When embarking on a yoga journey students may experience physical and emotional reactions to a pose. These experiences are part of the journey and build physical and mental strength as well as physical and mental flexibility. Students are encouraged to stay present by breathing, feeling and listening to their bodies.