The First In Lighthouse Point

A yoga and dance studio

For All Ages

Popular Meditation

The research on mindfulness suggests that meditation sharpens skills like attention, memory, and emotional intelligence. Similar results were seen with visits to the beach.

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Stillness yoga

"The experiences you draw to you through the opening in the doorway of your soul... stay open... only as long as you do..." Marlise Karlin

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Experience Hatha

Hatha yoga, the most common type of yoga practiced in the United States, combines three elements: physical poses, called asanas; controlled breathing practiced in conjunction with asanas; and a short period of deep relaxation or meditation.

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BE OPEN TO YOGA

Better Emotional Health

One uncontrolled, descriptive 2005 study examined the effects of a single yoga class for inpatients at a New Hampshire psychiatric hospital. The 113 participants included patients with bipolar disorder, major depression, and schizophrenia. After the class, average levels of tension, anxiety, depression, anger, hostility, and fatigue dropped significantly, as measured by the Profile of Mood States, a standard 65-item questionnaire that participants answered on their own before and after the class. Patients who chose to participate in additional classes experienced similar short-term positive effects.

FLEXIBILITY

Most yoga poses demonstrate rather than develop flexibility. When it comes to flexibility, teachers often practice different poses than what they teach you in classes.

CONTROLLED BREATHING

A type of controlled breathing with roots in traditional yoga shows promise in providing relief for depression. The program, called Sudarshan Kriya yoga (SKY), involves several types of cyclical breathing patterns, ranging from slow and calming to rapid and stimulating.