Health is Wealth
Peace of Mind is Happiness
Yoga Shows the Way
“Yoga is the means of yoking (joining) our awareness to the deep rhythms that heal and integrate us in an age that challenges our inner compass to stay in the flow” Shiva Rea
Yoga is best known as a set of physical practices that include gentle stretches, breathing techniques, and progressive deep relaxation. These physical practices are intended to ready the body and mind for meditation as well as for a meditative perspective on life.
Yoga is an applied science of the mind and body. It comes originally from the Hindu Vedas (scriptures). Practice and study of yoga help to cultivate a natural balance of body and mind in which the state of good health can manifest itself. Yoga itself does not create health; rather, it creates an internal environment that allows the individual to come to his own state of dynamic balance, or health.
Basically, yoga teaches that a healthy person is a harmoniously integrated unit of body, mind and spirit. As we reclaim our breath and lengthen the spine we allow a more open flow of life force into all parts of the body, improving circulation and cleansing toxins.
Yoga is a proven and effective stress management tool that fuels positive thought patterns and teaches deep relaxation techniques, essential for the demands of our modern lifestyles. It helps us find our true self again, as we achieve and maintain physical health, clarity of mind and a deep sense of joy. When one practices Yoga, the Asanas (postures) become the foundation and catalyst for embodiment through Sadhana (spiritual practice).
The first and most important aspect of yoga is complete self-acceptance; to accurately assess where to begin and to maintain this respect through life’s ebb and flow. From here we set in motion the process of loving ourselves, with this love we slowly open on all levels, one Asana (posture) at a time.
We offer initial consultation and beginning yoga classes designed to fit the specific needs of each individual. We believe that it is important to learn yoga appropriately from the start, using gentle methods and postures that enhance the body without undue stress, strain or pain.
At Baja Wellness, we are connected with a network of local yoga teachers who are all certified through different lineages of study such as Hatha Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Power Yoga and Prana Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Private classes may also incorporate different traditions to adapt the practice to individual needs, body types, energy levels and personal goals.
Breath is the essence and foundation of a well rounded yoga practice, therefore, regardless of where you are at today, conscious breathing will not only improve your health but becomes the anchor from which we maintain awareness in and out of any movement or posture. Allowing the breath to initiate movement focuses your awareness inward and helps you to identify your specific needs as you care for yourself.
“Yoga is Conscious Evolution: The enjoyment of experiencing new pathways within you… here… and now”
“Yoga is the most valuable inheritance of the present” ~ Swami Satyananda Saraswati
“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are” ~ Joseph Campbell
“Do not decide in advance about what to do or not do.
Instead, listen inwardly for guidance and trust into
what you find yourself Knowing.” ~ Eric Shiffman
“See this world as a free world, and see everyone in it as
trying—through their individual experiences—to find their
way back to that calling, back to that source energy. and
even though there are billions of them going about it in
a way that is different than you would choose, there’s no
right or wrong way. in other words, bless them all, and get
on with the only thing you have any power about, which is
opening or closing your vortex to your natural state of well-
being. ” ~ Abraham
This is not an inherently strenuous practice, but it
requires that you be brave enough to follow your
deepest impulses about what feels right and what
doesn’t. This is not always easy. It involves the
development of self-trust based on the growing
conviction that YOU are the specific and unique self-
expression of that which is ultimately trustworthy:
Life, Love, Truth, Presence, GOD.
Thank you for being here.