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How can a Private Yoga help you?

Private yoga sessions are the perfect way to individualize and customize your yoga practice to make it ideal for your body and mind. They are great for working through an injury, learning proper structure, how to prevent injuries, achieving advanced poses, or simply creating a yoga routine that will perfectly match your capacity and your goals. They are also great for beginners who would like to learn the basics and feel more confident attending group classes. Private and semi private (2 people) sessions can be booked on an individual basis or we offer a 10 session package at a reduced rate. Let us know if you’d like to purchase a package prior to booking your first session.

History of Yoga

Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Our philosophy is restorative and rehabilitative. Yoga is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophical traditions. There is a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The term “yoga” in the Western world often denotes a modern form of Hatha yoga, yoga as exercise, consisting largely of the postures called asanas.

The origins of yoga have been speculated to date back to pre-Vedic Indian traditions; it is mentioned in the Rigveda, but most likely developed around the sixth and fifth centuries BCE, in ancient India’s ascetic and śramaṇa movements. The chronology of earliest texts describing yoga-practices is unclear, varyingly credited to Upanishads. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali date from the first half of the 1st millennium CE, and gained prominence in the West in the 20th century. Hatha yoga texts emerged sometimes between the 9th and 11th century with origins in tantra.

Yoga gurus from India later introduced yoga to the West, following the success of Swami Vivekananda in the late 19th and early 20th century with his adaptation of yoga tradition, excluding asanas. Outside India, it has developed into a posture-based physical fitness, stress-relief and relaxation technique. Yoga in Indian traditions, however, is more than physical exercise; it has a meditative and spiritual core. One of the six major orthodox schools of Hinduism is also called Yoga, which has its own epistemology and metaphysics, and is closely related to Hindu Samkhya philosophy.

The impact of postural yoga on physical and mental health has been a topic of systematic studies, with evidence that regular yoga practice yields benefits for low back pain and stress. On December 1, 2016, yoga was listed by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage.

What to expect:

For students who are new to yoga, private yoga lessons are the best way to set a solid foundation for your practice of yoga. Even a few private lessons can prepare you to join group classes and to practice safely and with confidence. Lessons will be tailored to focus on each student’s needs and interests. In a private setting, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Learn how to practice properly by understanding the structure and purpose of each pose
  • Learn proper yogic breathing and how to get the most out of your practice
  • Begin understanding your body and what yoga poses would be best suited to build strength and increase flexibility
  • Get help with healing from injuries and preventing future injuries
  • Understand how to modify poses in group classes for special conditions or existing injuries
  • Gain all the benefits of customized yoga lessons that can help you understand how to work with your strengths and challenges

About Athlete’s Choice Massage
Athlete’s Choice Massage is a modern massage studio. Since opening in 2016, Athlete’s Choice Massage has become an active part of the Edmonton and Sherwood Park community. Our experienced registered massage therapists set the highest standards in massage treatments. With massage therapy being covered by many people’s extended health care benefits, it is now easier than ever to experience the positive effects of therapeutic massage.

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