YWBF @ Northwest Hospital
YWBF @ Northwest Hospital
5401 Old Court Rd
Randallstown Maryland 21133
According to Sage Patanjali, who is known as the father of yoga, yoga is the stilling of the fluctuations of the mind.
Iyengar Yoga is a tradition of Yoga named for its creator, BKS Iyengar, of Pune India. Some of the characteristics of Iyengar Yoga are its attention to correct bodily alignment and the use of props.
Students of Iyengar Yoga begin their studies learning how to correctly align the body through Hatha Yoga standing poses. All students with physical limitations (through age, injury, or inflexibility) are introduced to the appropriate use of props, (blocks, chairs, etc). The use of appropriate props allows, students with no prior yoga experience, to realize the full benefits of the pose.
Proper alignment of the body is an integral part of the Iyengar tradition of Hatha Yoga. In addition to many health related benefits, proper alignment creates a conduit for channeling energy. The proper flow of energy allows the body to relax and the mind to focus on doing the poses. When the mind is focused it becomes quieter and begins to be aware of the task at hand. It is through the mind becoming quieter that the fluctuations of the mind becomes stilled. It is this stilling of the mind that allows us to be at peace withourselves and others. This takes much devotional practice over a long period time.
Yoga With Betty & Friends (YWBF)
Group classes taught in Baltimore at several locations. See the schedule and locations pages for more information and directions.
Class Details: Wear clothing that is easy to move in. Do not wear baggy pants that obscure leg alignment. Leotards with footless tights, shorts, or leggings are best. Class is taken in bare feet. For your own safety, do not wear any type of covering on feet. Do not eat 2-3 hours prior to class. Be on time! Class begins with preparatory poses for what follows; it is unsafe (and disruptive) to come to class late. Do not wear perfume or heavy jewelry. Turn off cell phones and beepers.
There is a non-refundable administrative charge of $25 included in each course fee. No refunds after the second class. Children under the age of 17 may take classes with permission of the instructor only.
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PURCHASE OF YOGA PROPS: Yoga props may be purchased from Yoga.Com or from a specialty store of your choosing. You may access Yoga.Com by clicking the link www.yoga.com and following the prompts to the store. When making purchases from www.ywbf.com please type in my URL: YWBF.