"But I can't do that!"
This is the most commonly heard term of negativity for yoga teachers.
But is it true? Not in the least.
Sure, there are more advanced practitioners that enjoy seeing their practice change, but some yoga practices serve mainly for relaxation and meditation and TRULY listening to what the body needs - which for some of us may only be gentle movement.
In gentle yoga classes, and in most classes for that matter, students are encouraged to move and breathe at their own pace, listening to the body and when something doesn't feel right. You don't HAVE to do anything in yoga classes. :)
Gentle yoga finds its place in studios between Yin Yoga and Vinyasas. It is slower than a vinyasa and more on the mat like a yin class, but it is usually accompanied by shorter holds in postures than yin classes. It is just as relaxing as yin yoga, but involving more breath and movement combinations. Everyone can do this! A good teacher will give a few variations to a particular yoga pose. This is what makes Gentle yoga classes perfect for the beginner to go to!
Wanting to relax after work and fall asleep a little easier? Join Alyssa for Candlelit Gentle Yoga Tuesday nights at 7pm and for a morning Gentle Yoga class Saturdays at 8am!