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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: Brianna from Fort Mill asks, “Why should I go to your studio if the YMCA has yoga?”

Vital Q & A: Brianna from Fort Mill asks, “Why should I go to your studio if the YMCA has yoga?”

YMCA and GYMS vs. Vital Yoga.  This is a question that gets asked quite often.  It is logical to wonder, “Why would I pay to go to Vital, when my YMCA/Gym has it?”  There are two sides to every story, and both are certainly worth exploring.  We will start with the Pros of yoga at a YMCA and/or gym. PROS of YMCA/GYM YOGA It’s included in your membership. CONS of YMCA/GYM YOGA -It is one…

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?

HABIT 21

HABIT 21

Are you ready for HABIT 21? We’re so excited to start the new year with new, healthy habits. Commit to practice yoga 21 days in the month of January and create a habit that will help you find inner peace, allow you to let go of stress and negativity, and keep your body feeling great! Next time you’re at Vital Yoga Center, fill out the HABIT 21 form to help keep track of your progress.…