Yoga is the oldest system of personal improvement in the world. The Yoga Center of Greenwich focuses on the development of a personal yoga practice. Our practice is designed to inspire the beginner and challenge the experienced. Each pose is to be performed to the best of one’s ability. To facilitate the greatest benefits of the practice, we stress controlled use of the breath (pranayama) and precise alignment. In doing so, our students’ progress without strain or injury.
The yoga postures (asanas) work the entire body to balance and strengthen the spine, muscles, tendons and ligaments. The function of each joint, gland, internal organ, circulatory, nervous and digestive systems are improved and brought into balance. A regular yoga practice reduces stress and promotes healing. Hatha yoga is designed to teach mastery of self and to bring us the true meaning of hatha yoga: “Ha” – sun, “Tha” – moon, “YOGA” – union of body and mind.