Emerge Community Center is now offering Ashtanga yoga every Tuesday at 6 p.m.!
This form of yoga is physical and athletic. Ashtanga is a conscious effort to train the mind to be fully present by controlling the body, breath and mind in one harmonious moment.
The physical postures of yoga are knit together with careful attention to the breath and the practitioner's point of focus. There is much more to yoga than bending, folding and twisting your body. Indeed yoga also stretches your mind by asking you to challenge your beliefs about yourself, your body, your consciousness, your identity and your community. In doing so yoga creates real and lasting change in the lives of its many practitioners.
The physical postures produce the added side effects of cleansing the body, ridding practitioners of unwanted fat and healing old injuries.