Our busy, urban lives often make it difficult to take the necessary time for self-care. Yoga teaches us that the mind and the body aren’t separate, but merely different aspects of our whole being. It’s an ancient wisdom that is confirmed by our own common sense—a hurried, harried mind can be the cause of visible signs of stress in our bodies, and an overworked or undernourished body can make it difficult to focus our minds.
Stress no more, friends! What follows is a short list of the best Yoga studios in Cedar Park.
Flow Yoga knows that yoga studios are “a dime a dozen” these days. They set themselves apart by creating an open and inviting environment for newcomers while facilitating a deep and interconnected community of yogis for regular practitioners. Their teaching focuses on an alignment-based style of Vinyasa flow yoga.
Sarah P., from Austin, TX, yelps, “Each instructor has a different style, but all of them are excellent at giving direction for the multiple levels in the class.”
Ying Yoga’s claim to fame is their unique style of “fly-yoga.” Fly-yoga sessions, they explain, “combine traditional yoga with aerial acrobatics.” Silk hammocks are suspended from the studio’s rafters with the intent to send the yogi aloft in Cirque-du-Soleil-like asana poses and postures, the benefits of which, they claim, “open up space in the body and mind.”
If you’re a little sceptical, maybe Frank C., from Manhattan, NY, will persuade you. He yelps, “Today I did Yoga for the first time and it was a great experience… I will be back again.”
ART BEAT DANCE CENTER
Though not a yoga studio, exclusively, Art Beat Dance Center knows that yoga and dance both march to the rhythm of the same cosmic drummer. Many thousands of years ago, the story goes, the Hindu god Shiva, in the form of Nataraja, the Lord of Dance, brought yoga to humankind. Art Beat Dance Center offers classes at all skill levels, and with classes like “Team Survivor Yoga” and “Dance for Parkinson’s” on their schedule for those who might need special attention to ailment and injury, the yoga/dance studio clearly puts the concept of a mind-body connection into daily practice.
Free your mind and your body will follow. We’re hunched over our laptops and juggling appointments on our devices all day just to keep up with the unrelenting, mechanical pace of the modern world. Health, of both the mental and physical variety, requires some gentle but regular attention at your friendly neighborhood yoga studio.