Yoga Classes Kapaa HI

Local resource for yoga classes in Kapaa. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to yoga lessons, yoga clothes, yoga studios as well as information on yoga, and content on yoga classes.

Studio Kauai Yoga
(808) 822-5053
4504 Kukui St. #10
Kapaa, HI
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and more

Ashtanga Yoga Kauai
(808) 826-YOGA
PO 498
Kilauea, HI
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga, Hatha, Yoga Therapy

Manayoga
(808) 826-9230
PO Box 681
Hanalei, HI
Yoga Styles
Yogalign

Spindrift Yoga
(808) 826-9513
3572 Keoniana
Princeville, HI
Yoga Styles
Bikram, Hatha, Ashtanga

Oceanfront - Gentle Garden Yoga
(808) 332-0734
Poipu Kai Resort across from Brennekes Beach
Poipu, HI
Yoga Styles
Anahata - Hatha Yoga-Meditation-All Leve

Le Guru is You!/ A Studio for Unlimited Ideas
(650) 773-3422
PO Box 510085
Kealia, HI
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga in the Vinyasa tradition

Rivers Edge Yoga
(808) 826-9663
P.O. Box 598
Wainiha, HI
Yoga Styles
Hatha Flow & Yoga Therapy

Princeville Yoga
(808) 826-6688
5-4280 Kuhio Highway
Kauai, HI
Yoga Styles
Bikram Beginning Hatha Yoga

Yoga Therapy Kauai
(808) 651-1568
P O Box 1651
Koloa, HI
Yoga Styles
Integrative Yoga Therapy

Yoga in Kalaheo
(808) 332-7681
3513 waha rd
Kalaheo, HI
Yoga Styles
hatha

How to Choose a Yoga Class

Posted by Staff (11/08/2010 @ 11:28 pm)

Yoga, which means “spiritual discipline,” originated in the east as early as 3000 B.C. Uncontested archaeological evidence depicts men in yoga meditation poses. Today, this ancient practice is more popular and profitable than ever with females dominating the practice at 72.2 percent. Between 1998 and 2008, the number of people practicing yoga increased from 12 million to 15.8 million and Americans spend more than $5.7 billion dollars a year on yoga classes, paraphernalia, videos, guides, and retreats. This figure represents a staggering 87 percent increase in spending over 2004.

With millions of people practicing yoga across the U.S, along with 9.4 million non-practitioners that plan to try yoga, it should come as no surprise that yoga attracts people from all walks of life. People of all ages can practice yoga thanks to varying levels of difficulty to suit specific goals. For example, Yoga is recommended by physicians as a supplement to treat medial conditions from back pain to high blood pressure to respiratory conditions. Yoga is also believed to help treat anxiety, depression, and stress.

For many, however, yoga is not used as a treatment for any given mental or physical condition. Some may use yoga as a tool to lose weight while others may practice in hopes of toning the muscles, stretching the body, and improving cardiovascular health. For these reasons, when choosing a yoga class, the first step is to determine what you would like to accomplish in these 60-90 minute sessions. The following questions will help you focus on exactly what you wish to accomplish. Once you have determined your goals, there many different types of traditional yogas that will help you reach them.

· Are you trying to lose weight?
· Do you have a medical condition?
· Are you pregnant?
· Do you want to feel more centered?
· Are you grieving?
· Do you feel tired and want more energy?
· Are your muscles stiff and you want to improve flexibility?
· Do you want a “yoga body?”
· Are you curious about yoga and you just want to give it a try?
· Are you trying to improve your posture?
· Would you like to boost your confidence?
· Do you have an addiction?

Bhakti, karma, jnana, raja, mantra, laya, tantra, hatha, kundalini, and kriya are among the main traditional yogas practiced around the world. In America, you may have heard of ashtanga and bikram (hot yoga). These popular forms of yoga are not thousands of years old, but they are considered effective.

Ashtanga incorporates power poses, which help to strengthen the muscles, increase the heart rate for a challenging cardiovascular workout, and stretch the muscles. Beginners should always choose a level I ashtanga (beginner). You will know when you’re ready to advance to intermediate level (level II). This typically occurs after mastering the movements and poses, and after you have developed ample coordinatio...

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