As a Precision Alignment Yoga school, we focus our Asana training strongly on the principles of anatomical alignment. We believe that aligning the physical body allows us to align and free our Vital Life Force Energy. With the physical body supported and the energy flowing freely, our thoughts, feelings and emotions have the opportunity to become more balanced. From this place, we are then able to move towards health.
Yoga does not simply start and finish with postures. It is a holistic system and philosophy and at the heart of that system you will find what is called the 8 limbs of yoga. The 8 limbs of yoga include Asana (Postures) Pranayama (Mindful breathing & control of Energy through restraint of breath.) Niyamas (Observences of practices.) Yamas (Restraints) Pratyahara (Withdrawl of the senses or turning inward.) Dharna(Concentration or one pointed focus) Dhyana(Meditation) and Samadhi (Total absorbtion or union of the self.) At The Yoga Shed it is our intention to share yoga as a whole and incorporate all 8 limbs of yoga into our teachings.
- Why Precision Alignment Yoga?
When the body is “out of alignment”, the weight of the body is no longer supported by the bones. Coupled with the force of gravity pulling us downward, the weight of the body can cause severe unnatural stress to the muscular-skeletal system. Many aches, pains and injuries stem from an already tight, misaligned body. With the body in this state, it doesn’t take much more stress, to cause more pain or, to seriously injure oneself.
The Benefits of Alignment Yoga are many. Bringing the body into alignment allows the body to work as it’s designed: To help support the skeletal system, so that we may move freely and effortlessly. With an aligned structure, the organs have the space and freedom to function properly, and from that, the systems of the body also have the opportunity to work as they are designed.
- What should I expect?
In a Precision Alignment Yoga class, you will learn how to use alignment principles to improve form and technique in the yoga postures. Building both strength and flexibility of body and mind. You will learn precise ways to position the body in order to gain maximum benefits from the yoga postures and avoid injury. You will explore and discover how aligning the body can bring balance to your physical structure, while also helping align its energetic pathways.
- How do I sign up?
- Visit the Yoga Shed website to see current class offerings with our Precision Alignment certified teachers.
- Sign up for a private yoga class with Emma where she will design a class specific to your need.