What is Yoga?

Yoga classes offered in downtown Morganton have many health benefits.

When most people hear the term “yoga,” there may be many ideas that come to mind.  Many people think about the physical practice of yoga (asanas), while there are many additional aspects of yoga that contribute to the practice as a whole, such physical, mental and spiritual practices.  Because yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India, there are many types of traditional and contemporary yoga practices. Some traditional practices include Raja, Hatha, Jnana, Karma, Bhakti, and Laya yoga.  More contemporary yoga practices include Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Kundalini, Kripalu, Bikram, Restorative, and Yoga Nidra. Various practices may focus more on on breath control, alignment, meditation, chanting, relaxation, and energy flow within the body.  

Benefits of Yoga

As yoga integrates many aspects of the person as a whole, there are several benefits that may be achieved, such as:

  • Increasing physical wellness, including mobility, flexibility, strength, balance, and circulation

  • Improving emotional and mental wellness, utilizing mindful breathing techniques and focus on the inner self

  • Reducing overall stress levels and promoting calmness

Benefits of Yoga and Pilates at Breathe in Morganton:

  • Amazing community of teachers and students that consistently come together to share in their practices

  • Various classes/styles of yoga and Pilates that are able to meet the needs of a wide range of students

  • Convenient location in downtown Morganton

  • Welcoming atmosphere for various ages and abilities