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Myths About Yoga • yogaErie

“I’m not flexible, I can’t do yoga.” Yoga is not about twisting your body into a pretzel. Yoga is for you even if you can’t touch your toes. One of the many benefits of yoga is to gain better flexibility.

“I’ve never taken a yoga class and I am nervous to get started.” No need to be nervous – our classes are taught in a muliti-level format, offering modifications for beginners and options for deepening postures for the more experienced student. We have new students in nearly every class and our studio is very welcoming. No egos, no attitude. Just yoga. Basics classes every Saturday morning are perfect for the beginning student. We also offer Alignment workshops and Yoga 101 for the brand new students to try.

“I don’t want to be next to someone that is better than me.” Students are encouraged to keep their eyes on their own mat and honor their own practice. We are all here to support each other…we have created a very non competitive environment in which to nurture our own practice.

“Yoga is for women.” That’s just ridiculous. Some of the greatest yogis have been men. And some of them practice at yogaErie!

“I went to one yoga class and didn’t like it.” Maybe you just didn’t find the right style of yoga or teacher. We encourage all students to try all different styles of yoga as well as teachers…there is a class and teacher out there for everybody.

“I don’t like chanting or meditating.” True, we do a little of that...after a few classes you will too.

“I need more of a workout.” Did we mention we offer power yoga? If you don’t get a workout, we’ll give you your money back.

“I need to lose weight before I come to a class.” Nonsense! You’ll lose weight once you get here… you can burn hundreds of calories in one yoga class.

Benefits of Yoga

Hot yoga kills several birds with one stone. The following is not a comprehensive list, but you get the idea – YOGA IS GOOD FOR YOU! Some of the many benefits of yoga:

  • Improves your general well being.
  • Relaxes the mind through deep breathing.
  • Relieves stress.
  • Improved metabolism. You will lose weight! Practice a couple times a week and you’ll notice a difference. Practice 4-5 times a week and you’ll experience a transformation.
  • Detoxifies the body.
  • Beneficial for the muscles, making them strong and flexible.
  • Beneficial for the heart.
  • Improves the blood circulation.