Our Approach to Yoga
YOGA NoHo offers a variety of engaging yoga styles, with a focus on Vinyasa Flow and Hatha. Each class is designed to help students strengthen the body, relieve stress and quite the mind. When we do so, we journey inward to a place where profound healing and transformation can occur. A consistent yoga practice is opportunity to awaken the your physical, mental and emotional being to its highest potential. Whether you are a beginner or veteran yogi, YOGA NoHo offers a class to meet your needs. For a description of class types, click on the “Schedule” link to the right.
STRESS RELIEF: Because yoga induces the body’s relaxation response, even a single yoga session can lower blood pressure and reduce levels of the primary stress hormone cortisol. New research from Boston University School of Medicine shows that yoga significantly increases the level of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), a neurotransmitter that offers a naturally potent anti-depressant and anti-anxiety boost. Related benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate, improving digestion and boosting the immune system.
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: Yoga (even less vigorous styles) can lower weight by reducing the cortisol levels, as well as by burning excess calories and reducing stress. Yoga also encourages healthy eating habits to improve your overall wellbeing.
BETTER FOCUS: Yoga improves focus, memory, and present-moment awareness while also triggering our relaxation response, the antithesis to the stress-inducing fight or flight response.
IMPROVED CIRCULATION: Consistent mindful breath oxygenates the blood while improving the lymphatic systems’ ability to remove harmful toxins from our cells.
PAIN RELIEF: Studies by the Harvard Mind Body Medical Institute have determined that practicing yoga, meditation, or a combination of the two, can improve one’s ability to manage pain as well as the reduce the very swelling and inflammation that is often the source of pain. This was true for people with conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, auto-immune diseases and hypertension as well as arthritis, back and neck pain and other chronic conditions.BETTER
STRUCTURAL ALIGNMENT: Yoga helps to improve the alignment of our skeleton, resulting in better posture and the reduction of back, neck, joint and muscle problems.
INCREASED STRENGTH: You will quickly discover that yoga uses every muscle in the body, helping to increase strength and flexibility from literally head to toe.