Kundalini Yoga Norman OK

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Ashtanga Yoga Studio
(405) 503-7779
329 White Street
Norman, OK
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga Yoga

Sahaja Yoga Oklahoma
(405) 364-7396
919 North Ninth
Purcell, OK
Yoga Styles
Sahaja Yoga meditation

Academy Of Music & Dance
(405) 360-7858
319 W Main
Norman, OK
 
Cadence Yoga
(405) 601-8537
801 N Hudson Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Raja Yoga Meditation Center
(405) 227-9618
4340 Nw 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Samatva Yoga
(405) 474-3302
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK
Yoga Styles
Hatha: Prenatal Yoga, Yoga for Women, Sa

Heart String Beads & Yoga
(405) 321-4222
219 W Main St
Norman, OK
 
Grd Yoga Enterprises LLC
(405) 579-3571
4007 Potomac Dr
Norman, OK
 
Art Of Yoga
(405) 609-6566
2920 Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Gary Barnes
(405) 795-9030
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Kick Boxing
Schedule Type
CPT - National Health Educators (level 2) Twist Sport Conditioning - Bronze Level Coach
Education
I am owner of Achieve Fitness Oklahoma and a level 2 certified personal trainer with National Health Educators. I also am a Bronze Level Coach with Twist Sport Conditioning. I am working on my Master Level Trainer Certification with Achieve Fitness USA which includes training in kettlebell techniques, medical rehabilitation, and sports conditioning. In addition to personal training, I have led bootcamps, yoga classes, water aerobics, and kickboxing.
General Information
51 years old (trains both men and women)

All About Yoga

Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA   

 What is Yoga? 

Yoga is an ancient physical andMarie Jameson doing Yoga Poses spiritual discipline and branch of philosophy that originated in India reportedly more than 5,000 years ago. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word yuj, which means to yoke, join, or unite.

The Iyengar school of yoga defines yuj as the "joining or integrating of all aspects of the individual—body with mind and mind with soul—to achieve a happy, balanced and useful life."

 

Purpose of Yoga

The ultimate aim of yoga, they claim, is to reach kaivalya (emancipation or ultimate freedom).

 

The History of Yoga

There is no written record of who invented yoga because it was practiced by yogis (yoga practitioners) long before humans knew how to write. The earliest written record of yoga, and one of the oldest texts in existence, is generally believed to be written by Patanjali, an Indian yogic sage who lived somewhere between 2,000 and 2,500 years ago.

How Does Yoga Work?

Yoga uses asanas (postures), focused concentration on specific body parts, and pranayama (breathing techniques) to integrate the body with mind and mind with soul. 

The Mind

Yoga focuses on the mind by teaching you to concentrate on specific parts of the body. The focus is internal, between your head and your body. The idea is to not fight any thoughts you have, but to let them come and go while the instructor leads you through visual imagery to help you focus on how your muscles feel. The result is to drift into a peaceful, calm, and relaxing state.

The Spirit

 

Yoga uses controlled breathing as a way to merge the mind, body, and spirit. The breathing techniques are called pranayamas; prana means energy or life force, and yama means social ethics. It is believed that the controlled breathing of pranayamas will control the energy flow in your body and lead to a deep, inner calm and sense of relaxation. 

 

The Body

 

Yoga asanas (postures or poses) help condition your body. There are thousands of yoga poses to help condition the body.

 

In Sanskrit, these poses are called kriyas (actions), mudras (seals), and bandhas (locks). 

  • A kriya focuses on the effort necessary to move energy up and down the spine.
  • Yoga mudra is a gesture or movement to hold energy or concentrate awareness.
  • A bandha uses the technique of holding muscular contractions to focus awareness. 

Types Of Yoga  

There are many types, or schools, of yoga that have evolved over the centuries. These different types of yoga evolved as different yogis developed their own philosophies and approaches based on the traditional methods and then taught their own approach to new  students, who then passed th...

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