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Vital Q&A:  Lisa from Lake Wylie asks, “Why do people use Ujjajayi Breath, and how do I do it?”

Vital Q&A: Lisa from Lake Wylie asks, “Why do people use Ujjajayi Breath, and how do I do it?”

Thank you for your question Lisa!  The following article from Sarvyoga gives some great, detailed information! Ujjayi Pranayama {Ocean Breath}-Steps And Benefits ujjai-pranayama-stepsThe word “Ujjayi Pranayama” made from the Sanskrit prefix “ud” (उद्) and “ji” (जि): “ujji” (उज्जि), Ujjayi (उज्जायी), which means “Victory”, “one who is victorious”. Thus the Ujjayi breath means “victorious breath”. In this breathing exercise the process of Inhalation (breath in) and exhalation (breathe out) are both done through the nostrils. During…

Vital Q & A: Can I leave the room during class?

Vital Q & A: Can I leave the room during class?

Vital Q & A   Question: Tammy from Steele Creek asks, “Can I leave the room during class?”   Answer: Our studio is not a prison, and you are certainly free to leave during class.  It is understandable that you may have to use the restroom, cool off, get some water, etc. The ONLY time we ask that you remain in the studio is during svasana.  Svasana is a special time of rest and allows the…

Sheila from Charlotte, asks, “Why do I sometimes feel dizzy and lightheaded in yoga?”

Welcome to Vital Q & A!  Our first question is from Sheila of Charlotte, NC.  She asks a question that is commonly posed by students.  Below, we have provided an answer from WholeLifeYoga.com which focuses on the subject.  We look forward to answering more of your questions, so please keep them coming @ VitalQ&A What to do if you experience dizziness in class?

The Determination of Cash Money

The Determination of Cash Money

Cashmere Money, aka Cash Money, is one of the most amazing people you will ever meet. She is a very kind, soft-spoken woman who makes you feel at ease in her presence. After growing up in New Jersey and attending Rutgers University for Accounting, she joined the Navy. She said that she enjoyed it, and it gave her some much needed structure and discipline in her life. While in the Navy, she met people who…

Do Right Be Light

Do Right Be Light

Do Right Be Light.  A year and a half ago, we took ownership of Vital Yoga Center in Matthews, NC.  We were met by some students and teachers with welcome arms, others less warmly.  I understood that they had a comfort level with what had been, but I had a vision to bring to fruition.  There was a time of trying to reach out and make the peace with both students and teachers.  There was a…

Get Certified to Teach Yoga!

Get Certified to Teach Yoga!

Earn your RYT-200 certification in 2016! Prove your dedication to yoga and complete 200 hours of yoga teacher training to earn your Registered Yoga Teacher 200-Hour certification. Teacher leaders Andrew Gordon(ERYT-200, M.S. Ed.), and Kellen Williams (RYT-200, B.S. Psychology) will guide and direct you through a series of yoga intensives. You will expand your understanding of the art and philosophy of yoga, as well as deepen your own practice and meditation.