New to Yoga at Lake Mills Yoga Co-op

What to Bring

  • Wear comfortable workout clothing
  • Bring a bottle of water and towel
  • A changing room is available
  • Please turn off your cell phone

 

What to Expect

  • First time attendees, your class is free!
  • Plan to arrive 5 to 10 minutes early to sign in
  • Mats are available for use at no fee
  • Classes are non-competitive – listen to your own body and modify as needed
  • The studio is moderately heated to help loosen your muscles
  • Be prepared to sweat and smile
  • Call or email us if you have questions or want reassurance, or better yet, bring a friend

 

Yoga Myths

Myth #1: You have to be flexible to do yoga.

Not so! You become more flexible by practicing yoga. Runners, for example, have notoriously stiff and tight hamstrings. Yoga can improve a runner’s performance and lessen the risk of injury. See yoga for runners

 

Myth #2: Yoga is only for women

Tell that to Eddie George or Ricky Williams. Both these NFL rushers practiced yoga to improve their performance and extend their careers. The New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles are just two of many professional sports teams who now incorporate yoga into their regular conditioning programs. See yoga and the NFL

 

Myth #3: Yoga isn’t a tough enough workout for me

It’s true that there are some gentle hatha or yin classes – but that’s not power yoga. Power yoga is nothing like predawn PBS TV yoga. Power yoga is one of the few comprehensive conditioning activities that combine strength training with flexibility and balance. This is why trainers like Tony Horton, who developed the demanding P90X, adopt power yoga as an integral part of their programming. See benefits of power yoga

 

Myth #4: Yoga is a religion or cult

Yoga in the U.S. has divorced the mystical and religious origins of yoga from the physical practices. That’s not to say there aren’t also tremendous mental and emotional, perhaps even spiritual, benefits from the practice of yoga. But these benefits are likely more rooted in biology than doctrine. See the biology of yoga.