With so much drama in the world, we choose not to get caught up in it and focus on our YOGA. We Are Yoga is here to remind you to never give up on your Yoga. Health is wealth, and awareness is key.
The root word of Yoga means to join, We Are Yoga reminds us that we are joined, we are connected. We work together on many levels, with ourselves and with others. Working together, mind & body, heart & lungs, person to person, group to group, We Are Yoga.
WAY supports all Yoga; students, schools, organizations, and federations worldwide because Yoga works. A Yoga practice has been proven to prevent, protect, and heal the human body, mind, and spirit against many of today’s dis-comforts such as: arthritis, stress, obesity, diabetes, anxiety, depression, cancer, laziness and MORE!
Get on your WAY today!
-We Are Yoga
Where “We Are” today… 2015
We Are Yoga starts at the foundation. We Are a Family of Yogis brought together to do good. From our practice WAYmat was born. In an effort to promote Yoga and Health we created the “Logo Stamp” and “Free Yoga Stickers”
Our Mission is simple. “Raise Awareness. Spread Yoga, and keep Yoga schools thriving. We Are Yoga. We’re all Yoga.”
“BYOB”-Place to Be
Welcome to the place to be for traditional Bikram Style Yoga in Ormond Beach, FL! The original Hot Yoga that builds the best foundation for your beginning and continuing Yoga practice. Here you will find the tools necessary to build a Yoga practice from the ground up. We are trained and certified and have been in business for over 5 years. We have a warm and inviting, fun loving, cool group of people from all ways of life that practice here and you will feel right at home.
Very briefly..All physical Yoga is Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga mainly refers to the physical asana(posture) practice of Yoga. The goal is to get fit and healthy inside out so that the body can eventually enjoy meditation and sustain its perfect form so energy can move freely throughout the spine body.
Yoga has a medicinal-like aspect in that it helps and restores the body, mind and spirit to a healthy, invigorated place, offering a cardiovascular workout along much more for every system of your body. People come to heal, strengthen, develop flexibility, lose weight, feel great and much more!
“26/2″ Refers to the Bikram Yoga method of 26 postures and 2 Breathing techniques…most every pose completed twice in a 90 min class. The room is heated around 100 degrees with adequate humidity around 40%. Hydrate yourself before class and be prepared to stay, sweat, and feel good. Taught by certified Bikram Yoga Instructors. (Great for beginners)
Yoga Barre- Mostly led by Erika Jones, This class starts with Yoga Breathing exersizes and warm up postures then moves to the barre to stretch and strengthen the core, legs, and back as well as the side body, spine, and smaller muscle groups of the body. Barre refers to the Ballet barre techniques used by the top performers including dancers, athletes, and willing dads worldwide! This is an amazing compliment to any of our other style classes.
WAYexpress- The WAYexpress is the 26/2 Primary Series with slight variation as some poses are only completed once but usually for a longer period of time. There is less talking and light music in the background. Timing is between 60-70 minutes.. This is a great introduction to self practice and development of your skills. The room is heated with humidity and is mostly practiced along with the teacher. Sometimes referred to as a “silent class”…w/music:)
Yin Yoga- Yin Yoga with Molly is taught on Monday Nights and is non heated class focusing on slower deeper stretches that work into the connective tissue and are held for longer periods of time. It is quite the compliment to your yang style yoga practice, but quite different at the same time. If you have never tired it we encourage you to come, it is getting very popular around the studio. Class time is 60 minutes with extra time to relax at the end.
* We encourage everyone to start with 5-10 foundational 26/2 classes then come to any of the other variations we do. Yin you can come anytime.
Healing the Body, Mind, and Spirit
The practice of yoga stresses the idea of self-realization which occurs when the body and the mind followed by the human and the spirit become connected. Both physical and mental powers are believed to develop simultaneously.
The yoga is intended to offer and support clarity of the mind by focusing on being in the present and focusing on the self in the mirror. Yoga teachers are constantly reinforcing the practice of maintaining the eye contact with the self in the mirror. The philosophy is that working hard and realizing the power within the self will allow the eyes to appreciate and like what they see in the mirror.
Another reason to like the self in the mirror is that there is no element or focus on competing with anyone else. Each person works towards his or her own goals and competency, challenging the self to reach its greatest potential.
Other Health Benefits of Yoga
Each posture has many distinct health benefits which often overlap with the benefits of other poses. The sequencing of the postures also plays a vital role in their healing benefits. These postures help to establish or reestablish balance and physical alignment.
The amazing aspect of yoga is that it does so many things at once. The postures improve flexibility, posture, strengthen muscles, increase oxygen and improve circulation throughout the body to heal and protect joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves. It is also believed that this yoga stimulates glands and reproductive organs partly because of the increased oxygen flow.
The practice of yoga involves breathing techniques and a philosophy behind them. Yogis often refer to the breath as “prana” which means life’s energy coming in on the breath.
In Bikram yoga, almost all of the breathing, both inhalation and exhalation, is done through the nose which is known to filter and warm the air and, in turn, slow the breath. When the breath slows, the parasympathetic nervous system takes over the sympathetic nervous system to help create relaxation and calm. So, awareness and practice of this breathing technique is vital to ensuring a beneficial yoga experience.
Slowing down, focusing on and being aware of the breathing are all essential in creating the relaxation needed to help connect with the mind.
It is a good idea for any beginner to read some vital tips before starting the very first class which is usually the hardest. This will help in knowing what pre-class preparation is needed to ensure the optimal benefits of the yoga.