We provide a fun, healthy environment with innovative design and amenities to support your practice and encourage a strong sense of community.Purple Yoga Fullerton Features: Over 50 classes per week for all levels; Locker rooms with showers; Boutique & media library; Ample free parking; Great downtown location; Mat and towel services available.
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What is Yoga?
What is commonly referred to as "yoga" can be more accurately described by the Sanskrit word asana, which refers to the practice of physical postures or poses.
Asana is only one of the eight "limbs" of yoga, the majority of which are more concerned with mental and spiritual well-being than physical activity. In the West, however, the words asana and yoga are often used interchangeably.
Is Yoga a Religion?
Those who participate in organized religion accept their denomination’s deity or deities and worship through a system of long-established rituals. They may read sacred texts that outline a moral code, which they follow, and they may attend worship meetings lead by religious leaders who have been ordained by an authority in that religion.
By contrast, we can define spirituality as the quest for understanding of ourselves and our place in the universe. Many use organized religion as the conduit for their spirituality, but spirituality can also exist outside the bounds of religion. In other words, spiritual practice is essential to religion, but religion is not essential to spiritual practice.
Yoga does share some things in common with religion, including the study of ancient texts and gathering of like-minded individuals for study under a learned teacher, but these things alone do not constitute a religion. Though some yoga practices encourage meditation on a universal spirit, which may even be called God, the nature of that God is left open to interpretation. Some are confused by yoga’s relationship with Hinduism, since yoga’s language borrows from the Hindu lexicon. Though yoga and Hinduism are both products of ancient India, they have evolved into separate practices as yoga (particularly hatha yoga, the study of yoga postures) has spread outside of its land of origin.
Yoga can be a spiritual practice, but it is not a religion, because it does not dictate the nature of a God to be worshipped.
Is Yoga good for weight loss?
The short answer, yes. Most classes at Purple Yoga are very vigorous, but suitable for all levels, beginners included. Some of our classes are done in a hot room, others not, but both will help raise your heart rate at the same time calm your nervous system and turn your body into a fat burning machine.
Is Yoga Just Stretching?
Yoga places emphasis on alignment, weight distribution, balance, concentration and breath. Meaning that how you are touching your toes is more important than whether you can actually touch them or not.
What if I’m not flexible?
Can Men Do Yoga?
Will Yoga Make Me Sore?
A hot bath can help relieve soreness. Sometimes it feels good to do some light stretching. If you continue to do yoga regularly, you will likely discover you experience less soreness.
We hope this answers some of your questions. Feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Guidelines & Etiquette section for more information.