“You’re never too old, never too bad, never too late and never too sick to start from the scratch once again.” /Bikram/
Brandon Yoga Center is here to offer a variety of type of Yoga, Meditation and Pilates classes for you!
Born out of a love for deep transformation, Brandon Yoga Center is committed to meeting you where you are and taking you forward to where and WHO you want to be. Yoga is a special discipline that helps you attain physical fitness through ancient techniques of movement and meditation.
The answer is very simple: yoga makes you feel good. It's relaxing. It's energizing. It's strengthening. You feel better at the end of the session than before you began. Life runs more smoothly when you maintain a consistent discipline than when you don't. Yoga enhances your experience of life. It changes your perspective. You gain a more accurate conception of who you are and how life works. You start seeing things differently which results in more peace of mind, better health, more enthusiasm for life, and an ever-growing authentic sense of inner well-being.
As you practice yoga and meditation regularly, this sense of feeling becomes so pervasive, so natural, so much a part of you. You will also notice many physical benefits. The three most obvious are the immediate increase in your balance, strength, and flexibility. The exercises purify and heal your body, promote radiant health, and increase your mental stamina by training your mind to concentrate and sustain a focused attention. You experience stillness and peace.
“Bikram yoga has transformed my life in a way that keeps me coming back for more. It has a way of pulling back all your fears, struggles and insecurities and reminds you that you are perfect and whole just as you are the moment you look in that mirror. Bikram yoga makes you dig deep and find strength you never thought you had. Everything you learn in Bikram you take with you out into the world. It makes all the little things not seem so big anymore. I am truly grateful every day for this yoga.”
I am nearly sixty and for well over a decade was plagued with constant severe back pain. I did physical therapy, saw the best orthopedic specialists, received cortisone injections, and by now I’m sure I put my chiropractor’s kid Through two semesters of college yet could not find more than a temporary relief from pain. Someone recommended Bikram yoga (Hot Yoga), telling me how it helped her severe arthritis and promised it would make a big difference for me as well. I was admittedly skeptical as I had already tried various forms of exercise to find relief but decided in the end it was worth a try. After attending a few classes I was almost ready to give up. I am not a fan of heat and initially had a difficult time with some of the poses. However, by the fourth class I found myself feeling better overall with less back pain than I'd felt in years. Within four months all the back issues are gone, and I no longer have any discomfort. That was over two years ago, and I regularly attend classes. Aside from the blessed relief of pain I've found my overall health improved and my flexibility greatly increased. Bikram yoga is not the easiest yoga and it requires more mental and physical discipline than other exercise regimes but it by far reaps the most benefits.
The benefits of Pilates – called Contrology by Joseph Pilates – are summed up nicely in this quote from its creator: “Contrology develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit.”
Pilates, now a household name, can help you stand taller and move and look better in a relatively short time. Anyone at any age and with almost any condition can perform the exercises easily. Pilates is practiced worldwide to help people rehabilitate from injuries, increase flexibility and strength, and improve their overall health and wellness.
With a regular Pilates practice you can develop body awareness, you will notice you have built strength. This strength is gained in long and lean muscles.
Also, it increases overall flexibility of your body and limbs. This in turn helps with ease of movement, improving movement and decreasing tightness in the back, hips, and shoulder areas.
Core strengthening is one of the biggest goals and benefits in Pilates as everything is generated and conducted from the center, or powerhouse, of your body. If you build a strong powerhouse, then strong limbs and organs naturally develop.
As you practice, you notice the improvement of your overall posture. A small difference in posture -moving your head and neck slightly back and up, rolling back your shoulders, lifting your rib cage off the hips – can make a huge difference in your outside appearance and in the way, you move. You will notice you feel better and move with more ease. Good posture can help alleviate some back pain almost immediately, and this is wonderful about Pilates!
Yoga and Pilates practice complement each other. You build flexibility and strength in yoga classes and add amazing strong core muscles from Pilates classes to have better balancing or inversion postures.
Pilates works the muscles on the outside and inside of the thighs which keeps your legs more stable in yoga classes.
The more you practice Pilates, the more your body will strengthen for yoga.