So you’ve decided to give yoga classes a try, but now you’re worried about finding the right class for you. It’s understandable, people decide to try yoga for many different reasons, and not all classes cater to everyone’s criteria. There’s also a certain amount of jargon associated with yoga that can turn people away from booking a class. At Yogatri however, we like to be inclusive and make everyone feel welcome, relaxed and ready to pull some shapes that are both fun and beneficial to your health and fitness.
One of the issues that we know can put people off attending a yoga session is the idea that it may be too spiritual, that half the time will be spent talking about balancing chakras and the benefits to the soul that come from regular practice and time that could be spent on the mat will be lost.
Yoga is an ancient discipline which dates back centuries and comprises of several different variations in teaching, and so it’s bound to have some instructors who like to stay traditional. Many also find that the spiritual side of yoga is beneficial to their own mindfulness and behaviour, but these teachings and ideas can often seem intangible at best and impenetrable at worst. Yoga should be enjoyed by as many people as possible, and that’s why yogatri classes strip things back to basics.
The actual health benefits of yoga are numerous and lasting, and these are the things we at yogatri focus on in our classes. Regular yoga has been shown to yield improvements to respiratory, cardio and circulatory health and even weight loss, and these are the benefits we want to tell people about to get them onto the mat.
At yogatri, we use the principles of fitness training alongside both yoga and pilates to create a programme that puts the benefits of the body before the spiritual training. We help athletes of any level, from the experienced to the amateur, to take advantage of better muscle tone and flexibility with terminology and instruction that is easy to understand and follow.
Like we say, yoga is an ancient teaching, with a wonderfully rich history and mythology, but that’s no reason that it can’t be used as a purely physical exercise. And hey, if you want to learn more about the spiritual side of yoga, we’d be more than happy to point you in the right direction. We we want everyone to find the style of yoga that suits them best, and for us that means starting from a simple level.
After all, if you have a happy, healthy body, then it isn’t too much of a stretch to achieve a healthy spirit.