Everyone comes to yoga for different reasons. Some want to be more flexible or hope to live a healthier life. Others have heard that it can help relieve stress. Many have pain and seek to ease the ache in their bodies.
Whatever the reason for trying yoga, many people stay with the practice because yoga offers something for everyone. Like dance, yoga has many styles, and each style appeals to different people.
"What kind of yoga should I do?"
At Binghamton Yoga, we recognize that the human body is meant to move, stretch, and engage in every direction. We are home to many different styles of yoga - Hatha, Iyengar, Restorative, Chair, Power - to honor the many ways your body can move.
Many of our students ask, "What kind of yoga should I do?" Finding the right yoga class takes some exploration. We encourage our students to try different classes with different teachers. Each teacher offers careful instruction, and keeps in mind that each student will have a unique experience to a stretch or a posture.
Keep your body open to change...
In life, it's in our nature to stick with the things we like - certain foods, clothing, even exercises - because we know what to expect and how to deal with that expectation. But habit can limit our needs. Our bodies need different things at different times. At one point, you might need one posture, and in the next day, year, or even hour, your body could need something else. With change, we see what our bodies need.
Change allows us to observe ourselves in different environments. When you keep your body open to change - in your practice or in your movements - you can affect your body and mind in new ways.