Ocean Shore Yoga

Providing yoga services for individual clients and companies in the Milwaukee Area.

About Yoga

The word yoga means "union" in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India where yoga originated. We can think of it as the union occurring between mind, body, and spirit. Yoga is not a religion, but it is a philosophy that has endured 5,000 years.

Yoga refers to the practice of physical postures or poses called "asana's". Today, however, the words 'asana' and 'yoga' have become almost synonymous. With increased awareness, the poses become meditation-in-action with awareness of the breath flowing through the body.

Each of the poses has specific physical benefits. Physical tension and imbalances are brought to attention and begin to release. The poses can be done quickly in succession, creating heat in the body through movement or more slowly to increase stamina and perfect the alignment of the pose. There is an ideal way that each pose should be performed.

Many people think that yoga is stretching. But while stretching is certainly involved, yoga is really about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility. Most types of yoga are more concerned with mental and spiritual well-being than physical activity.

Benefits of Yoga

There are many benefits of practicing yoga. Here are a few:

  • You'll feel more relaxed and learn to stay relaxed.
  • Your overall muscle tone improves as well as alignment.
  • You'll add vitality to your spine, improving all systems of the body, especially the glands and nerves.
  • Digestion improves; gas and bloating lessens.
  • Your lungs expand, increasing oxygen intake.
  • You'll sleep better.
  • You'll be less tired during the day with higher energy.
  • Your immune system will strengthen.
  • You'll learn to set aside time for yourself.
  • You'll learn to trust yourself more.