In a world of excess, over-scheduling, stress, and fatigue, yoga is an opportunity to pause, to take a breath, and to cultivate the ability to manage the many pieces of your life. Lubbock Yoga is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment from which to forge whole-life living.
A 2005 estimate of yoga in America found more than 70,000 registered teachers teaching more than 30 million students. The numbers grow every day, and have been rising steadily since yoga's origination some 5,000 years ago. This dramatic history and recent influx has made the ancient practice available to millions of people who might have otherwise gone without its vast physical, mental, and spiritual benefits.
Yoga's rapidly-growing popularity has also led to pre-conceived notions about what yoga is and who can practice it, among other things. If you think yoga is solely for the lean and the flexible, let us shine some light on the possibilities. Yoga is a learning process for every single person who steps onto a mat. Lubbock Yoga is committed to helping each person discover what best serves them by emphasizing the importance of an individualized experience.
Lubbock Yoga is a space designed for a safe and individual investigation of a wholesome lifestyle based on the traditions of yoga. We meld passion, experience, and professionalism to create an atmosphere where all feel welcomed to explore the benefits of being a scientist, an artist, and a philosopher of the mind, body, and spirit. It is Lubbock Yoga's underlying goal to inspire habits of thinking outside-the-box within the cohesiveness of community.
For centuries, the traditions of yoga were passed from master to student upon the student's ability to prove their readiness to learn and their desire to share with others. In 1999, the Yoga Alliance was formed as a means to recognize and promote those who earn a certain minimum level of competency in the traditions of teaching. Their training standards allow you to make sure you are learning from a qualified professional, which is invaluable when it comes to your health and well-being. Every yoga teacher at Lubbock Yoga has earned a certification by attending a teacher training program which is recognized by the Yoga Alliance. We know your body and your mind are preciously unique and deserve nothing less than the best. We promise you professionalism, experience, and knowledge grown out of pure passion from all of our teachers.
Lubbock Yoga is dependent upon its dedication to high values. We will uphold integrity, acknowledge our limitations in order to serve everyone's best interests, maintain safety, encourage diversity, cultivate respect and equality, adhere to the traditions of yoga to the best of our abilities, and follow all guidelines and laws pertaining to yoga teaching and business.
- We believe all people need health and well-being.
- We believe all people need self-nurturing.
- We believe in cultivating the interdependence of the mind, body, and spirit.
- We believe in simplicity.
- We believe in the importance of setting intentions and letting go of attachments to expectations.
- We believe through the diversity of practice-in the classroom, through personalized instruction, and at home-you will experience the most benefit.
- We believe that finding one's passion leads directly to experiencing pleasure and happiness.
- We believe in creating strong relationships between teachers and students.
- We believe setting the right foundation is the key to success.
- You do not need a yoga practice-you want a way to feel whole, healthy, and full.
- You may experience sore muscles when learning any new physical activity.
- There is a risk of injury.
- Yoga may contribute to or may help sustain, but is not a means to significant weight-loss.
- There will always be those who have more experience and whose poses are more advanced.
- You might sweat, and producing sweat is beneficial to your health.
- You might relieve gas in class.
- Some aspects of yoga will come easily, others will always be challenging.
- Improved range of motion in nearly every joint of the body.
- Increased flexibility, strength, and overall vitality of muscles.
- Increased bone strength and density.
- Increased endurance and cardiovascular strength.
- Improved respiratory, immune, and lymphatic systems.
- Better digestion.
- Stress relief.
- Relief from chronic pain and tension.
- Shortened recovery time from injury.
- Improved posture.
- Better blood circulation and lower blood pressure.
- Reduced need for prescription medication.
- Improved coordination and reaction time.
- Enhanced memory, concentration, and even IQ scores.
- Increased serotonin and decreased cortisol levels which is linked to relieving depression, among other things.
- Better sleep derived from slower brain waves.
- Better control over emotional responses triggered by stress.
- Improved awareness of surroundings and environment.
- Improved intuition.
- Release of attachment to the egoic self, improved connection to your True Self.
- Profound happiness.
- Improved self-esteem.
- Enhanced feelings of gratitude, empathy, forgiveness, and loving-kindness.
- Improved relationships with friends and loved ones.
- Increased inclination to help others.
- Increased ability to feel connected to a Higher Power.
- Improved ability to imagine and believe in something better.
Getting started is simple
Step 1: Take a moment to consider what you may want to gain from a yoga practice. What do your body, mind, and spirit need the most? Contemplate an intention or a purpose in order to begin to find the best approach to getting started.
Step 2: Take a look at the class schedule and the descriptions of the classes available. Try one that is appropriate to your current fitness level, experience, desire, and availability. The first one is free, and once a month Lubbock Yoga offers a class specifically designed for first-timers. Look for it on the calendar. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Step 3: Communicate. Ask questions and share comments with teachers and fellow students. Stay a few minutes after class for a cup of tea, and start a conversation with the person on the mat next to you. Many of your concerns and curiosities can be alleviated by talking to those around you.
After years of feeling like something was missing when compared with surrounding areas with established yoga studios and many rumors of development which never manifested, Lubbock Yoga was formed and opened in 2008 to provide a yoga experience to a community in need of self-nurturing, self-realization, and mind/body cooperation.
Lubbock Yoga stepped into a group of wonderfully supportive people who insisted that yoga not only continue in our community, but grow. And, the growth has been exponential!
Those who have already experienced yoga know it is much more than improving your well-being and taking care of yourself; it is an opportunity to cultivate the one and only thing you will have in the end-Joy. At the end of life, you cannot take with you any of your possessions, belongings, or accomplishments. But the joy in your heart will surpass this life, and follow you and those closest to you into whatever comes next.
Gratitude flows freely from our hearts to yours, and we welcome you to share this part of your life with us well into the future.