What is yoga?
Yoga is a Sanskrit word that derives from the root “yuj” meaning to bind together, or “to yoke.” The harnessing and uniting of the powers of the mind, body, and emotions under the guidance of one’s intelligence is one aim of yoga. Wherever self-mastery or the pursuit of the sacred are mentioned, there is yoga. Techniques that develop the body (hatha), the mind (jnana), the emotions (bhakti), one’s actions (karma) and one’s soul (raja) are yogic paths of self-realization.
What is hatha yoga?
Hatha yoga is classical system which coordinates body, breath, and mental focus. Consistent practice over time releases accumulated tensions in the muscles,calms frayed nerves, restructures alignment, detoxifies the blood stream, increases oxygen absorption, changes brain wave patterns, and induces felicity through improved respiration and hormonal circulation.
What is irresistible about the Yoga Circle?
For 25 years, the Yoga Circle has been a pioneer, offering a full spectrum of public classes, private lessons, workshops, retreats, and therapeutics to the Chicagoland area. We boast the best trained instructors in the city. Our staff safely guides novices through their early attempts, provides intermediate students with the knowledge and tools to deepen awareness and practice, and inspires and instructs advanced practitioners who may desire to become apprentice teachers. Open daily, we are an oasis in the city, where newcomers can feel welcome and at home. The practice rooms are studded with plants, warmed by the rich light of a southern exposure, and fully equipped with all the props and facilities necessary to ensure and encourage a safe and uplifting experience. We teach yoga, not just poses!