Friday, January 23, 2009

Yoga at Electra

Yoga may seem like a newcomer onto the fitness scene, but yoga actually began in India more than 3,000 years ago. In the ancient language of India, Sanskrit, yoga means to unite or join. This union or joining, if you will, refers to the union of body, mind and spirit.

The typical yoga session is a blend of strength, flexibility and body awareness through various postures, body positions and movement. Although a myriad of styles and philosophies exist within yoga, most yoga practitioners and teachers agree that yoga is built on three major foundations: exercise, breath control and meditation. How far a person wants to delve into each of these is obviously an individual choice. Ideally, some degree of each will be incorporated into a session.

Many health clubs, and fitness centers provide yoga instruction in their class offerings, and of course, yoga studios specializing in yoga offer classes throughout the day. In many studios, yoga is offered on a pay as you go basis, or as a package with a slight discount. That pricing ranges widely, from $7 per class up to $15 per class in some locales. Typically the discount for buying a package is approximately 10%. This can cost hundreds of dollars per month.

We are proud that at Electra, we offer yoga in our group classes six days a week. For the cost of a low monthly membership (less than half of a typical yoga studio), our members can take a yoga class almost everyday. Our members can attest to the quality of the classes, our yoga instructors are fantastic!

Come on in and take a yoga class, you will gain flexibility, strength and balance; a winning combination for a healthy and fit life!

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