Yoga is a process of reestablishing a strong connection between the body and mind, to help reawaken and hone various powers of both. The practice of fluid movement and awareness of breath begins a process that helps support a healthy and pain-free body and clear mind.
With consistent practice, as we grow our awareness of our bodies, we understand our own postural habits and begin to establish proper alignment, which carries through all movement, on and off the mat.
We gradually take in and assess more information from the body/mind, amounting to a fuller and more realistic sense of ourselves.
In the process, we learn how even a gentle yoga practice promotes health overall, conditioning the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, and nervous systems.
Through brief guided meditations and breath work (pranayama) we learn to initiate a calm and focused awareness, stay centered, and take that with us into everyday life.
Emily Johnson has been a teacher of yoga for five years, and researcher of yoga for more than 15 years. She earned a 200-hour certification in Hatha Yoga from the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago.
She provides individual and group classes with an emphasis on awareness, alignment, and postural modification for relief of tension and injury. She works with healthy adults, as well as unconventional students, those who might not initially think they can do yoga, including seniors, those in rehabilitation, and those with old injuries or other physical limitations.
Begin taking your health into your hands in a systematic and direct way with yoga. Contact me to set up an introductory session.