Yoga is a non-religious practice that has been evolving for the last 5,000 years or so. Yoga means "union" in Sanskrit, the classical language of India. According to yogis, the practice of yoga is a union with the mind, body and spirit.
There is often confusion in people's minds regarding different branches of Yoga. Many people think that Hatha Yoga refers only to asanas-or to asanas (poses) and pranayama (breathing). The goal of practising asanas and pranayama is the same in all forms of Yoga: God-realization. Asanas and pranayama are tools for gaining control of the mind and prana to facilitate the attainment of this goal. Good health, flexible body, etc. are really side effects. Asanas and pranayama are only the first two steps of Hatha Yoga. One must also be trying to live his/her life in accordance with the ethecal and moral basis of Yoga, as well as practicing meditation. Hatha Yoga begins with the physical body. By gaining control of the physical, the practitioner works at gaining control of the prana...and by controling the prana, one gains control of the mind.
Yoga is really a way of life that offers tremendous benefits of health, wellness and peace of mind. Research shows that the relaxing and challenging practice of yoga helps manage or control many conditions and diseases; stress, blood pressure, chronic disease, headaches, back pain, depression, etc. What’s more... yoga improves muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina, reduces stress and tension, stimulates the immune system and creates a sense of calm and well-being while restoring the life force with-in.
Practicing yoga is a profound act that brings us to a state of inner freedom and peace. Through the practices of yoga we become healthier, discovering our own source of strength and inspiration within. We develop the
ability to quickly bring the mind back to a place of love, shifting our perception so that we can see and experience that which unites all of us. When we come together and share in the practices the effects are amplified.
Welcome to Mistyoga!
Our vision for Mistyoga is to create a space where individuals can shine. Where
you feel love, peace, freedom, and truth. Where you can experience limitless space, timeless endurance, never-ending acceptance, everlasting patience, and continuous self-discovery. We are inclusive of all traditions, beliefs, and philosophies. Let us practice 'seeing' the world around us with an open mind, which means looking within and acknowledging yourself as a human-being, and in turn,
'seeing' others in the same light; creating miracles with each 'hello' we give to ourselves and to others. This exploration is the natural healing process for each of us as individuals, as well as our community, and the planet. We hope you will join us on this path of self discovery to support wellness and create miracles within the Rifle community and beyond.
Love & Light,
Fall class schedule
103 East 3rd St. Rifle Colorado
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Beginning Yoga 8-9:15 am
Sivananda Yoga All Levels 5:30-7:30 pm
Bhakti Yoga Intermediate 8:00-10:00 am
All Levels Yoga 11:45-1:00 pm
Yoga Nidra All Levels 5:30-6:30 pm
Mistyoga All Levels 8:30-10 am
All Levels Yoga 8:30-10 am
First Saturday of each month Free Yoga All Levels
"You could sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day.
Unless you are too busy. Then you could sit for an hour."