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as currently practiced in the Western world, focuses on a series of
postures,(or asanas,) that gently stretch the body, breathing exercises, relaxation, and in some cases,
meditation. These things are
combined into a 90-minute session (usually,) and they are done in order to
improve one's health and sense of well-being.
should I start practicing yoga?
you are a regular practitioner of yoga, you might already know of some of
the many benefits of practicing. Maybe
it's something as simple as sleeping better at night.
Maybe it relieves your tension.
Perhaps it has made you stronger.
Yogis have known for thousands of years what yoga can do for
one's health. Science is
now beginning to validate and document these ancient claims, as well as
uncover new health benefits.
are just a few of yoga's many benefits.
Increase in muscle strength
Greater bone strength
Lowering of blood pressure
Lessening of depression
Peace of mind
Improvement of memory, reaction time, and coordination
Increased blood flow
Moving more oxygenated blood into internal organs
Drainage of lymph (helping your system fight infection, releasing
toxins, and destroying cancerous cells)
Lowering of blood sugar and LDL (the "bad" cholesterol)
Lowering of cortisol levels (High cortisol levels can harm your
Decreasing respiratory rate (how fast you breathe), and at the same time, increasing
volume of air.
Increased feelings of forgiveness
Feelings of a connection to the Divine
Ability to empathize with others
can practice yoga?
and everybody can practice yoga, especially at Yoga Space! Age
doesn't matter. Size doesn't matter. Experience doesn't
matter. Physical condition doesn't matter.
do I need when I take a class at Yoga Space?
you need to do is dress in comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.
Please don't wear heavy perfumes or after-shave lotions to class, as some people
are sensitive to odors.
you have your own mat, you may bring it. Otherwise, we have an ample
supply of sticky mats, blankets, and props that are sometimes used in yoga
such as blocks and belts. We also sell bottled water.
What do others say about Yoga Space?
Yoga Space Testimonial - Ray Weil
For years I passed by the little business district on Hyattsville's Gallatin Street wistfully dreaming of what community oriented business might fill these charming old storefronts. So when Douglas Thompson totally renovated the old Odd Fellows building to bring back its opened punched tin ceiling charm, I was thrilled to see it become a yoga studio. Yoga Space. And then when Doug advertised free trial classes, well I just had to give it a try. I never would have tried Yoga if it had not been right here in Hyattsville, within a short bike ride from our house. That was in 2005. I tried it, liked it and have been doing Yoga at Yoga Space once, twice, sometimes three times a weeks ever since. In short, having Yoga Space in the community has really improved the quality of my life.
Yoga Space is just that ---a really welcoming, calming, pleasant space in which to find ones inner light, and bring physically and mental wellbeing into ones life-and the lives of others. Yoga Space offers classes by a number of teachers at a reasonable cost and with a flexible drop in policy. I have taken classes from at east four Yoga Space teachers, Doug himself, Marika, Kelly and Carol (in no particular order). I have found each to be excellent in his or her own way - each offers something different in Yoga and teaching style and personality. With their help I have brought a new sense of inner peace and wellbeing to my life. I will always be grateful to Doug and his Yoga Space for that.
that you have an idea of what yoga is, and what it can do for you, please browse through Yoga Space's
website and find out about where we are located, our teachers, our styles,
our prices, and our class schedule.
you for visiting Yoga Space.