There is deep satisfaction in “getting” a handstand or arm balance that I had to work on for a month or two and then finally captured- it’s what makes yoga so fun. I discovered that with the right instruction and the right training and prep poses my body can do all sorts of things that I formerly thought were reserved for rare super strong or abnormally flexible people. But the coolest thing is I didn’t have to do Yoga for 10yrs to access some of these super difficult looking postures. And sure it’s not about how “good” you are at yoga. But the exhilaration of raising your level of physical ability and meeting and exceeding what you thought was your norm is what keeps me coming back to the mat.
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Whether you have put them in to words or not yet doesn’t matter because when you start showing up to yoga class, they will most definitely begin to crystallize. Maybe you realize you don’t have much balance. Maybe your core is weak or your knees don’t feel stable. Maybe the feeling of profound relaxation you get at the end of class awakens you to how much stress you carry around and need to release.
Regardless, Hotlanta Yoga is dedicated to helping you reach those goals- both present and future. As you practice you are revealed and empowered to be your own healer, and we are here to guide you, to inspire you and to keep you safe. Alignment-based and mindful-based, we want to turn on your body, your mind and your Spirit by upping the level of your potential progression.
Yes, we are unique.. and specific in our Yoga. Yes you will learn alternate breathing techniques that help with stress and everyday life. And Yes this Yoga creates harmony as the Spirit roars.
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Damian & Malia
Every human being can Cultivate Magic; very real inner power that can change not just the way you look and feel but your entire outlook. We just get in our own way. We have created this insane, externally focussed, highly caffeinated culture that keeps us from cultivating and wielding our inner power. Yoga is an ancient, structured, proven prescription for magic wielding. No joke. The first ingredient is JOY. Everybody knows that if you feel good in your body, if you are healthy and pain free, you are a whole lot happier. (looking fit doesn’t’ suck either) But that’s just the first component of yoga. Profound health. And this includes strength, flexibility and mobility along with internal benefits you get from the breathing techniques and meditative flow all available through Athletic Power Yoga. But that’s just a brush across the surface of what Yoga has to offer.
The next ingredient is self regulation- the ability to control your inner stress response and emotional response in any given moment. As you create ease in the body you create ease in the mind. This development of equanimity and balance in your emotional state actually unchains you from your reactivity and has very real physical payoffs. Stress throws you off your game, hell it can kill you! Yoga cultivates a resilience to the neuroses-breeding back and forth of unchecked emotional reaction and this leads to self efficacy..i.e. power.
Finally, the last ingredient (for the purposes of this article anyway) is mindfulness. Yoga takes concentration. It is a beautiful dance where every single part of the body must work in unison to create the postures. This requires intense focus. Like meditation, it takes you out of your thinking mind and forces you into your feeling mind. Do this enough and suddenly you are able to step out of your thinking mind whenever you want and observe your flow of thought. Change your perspective and you’ll change your attitudes. Change your attitudes and suddenly your life will begin to change as a reflection of your new vibe. Yoga has been scientifically proven to have the ability to change your brain, to make chronically sad people happy, to encourage people to make better choices that lead to healthier lifestyles. It’s transformative and actually draws us all to improve and enhance our life meaning and purpose.
Now, if that isn’t Magic, I don’t know what is.
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A brighter light is hard to find. Let it burn baby burn! Come get on the mat with us and catch the fire that started a revolution. Discover what learning yoga has in store for you. Join the Revolution and make peace from within.