Yoga Classes Choctaw OK

There are yoga classes offered in all types of yoga, with hatha and Vinyasa yoga being two of the mian types. Other types of yoga include Integral yoga, hot yoga, and Kundalini yoga. Different yoga classes are more fitness-based, while others are more spiritally oriented. See below for yoga studios in Choctaw, OK that gives access to qualified yoga instructors who teach a range of styles of yoga classes.

Mademoiselle Figure & Fitness
(405) 848-1199
2950 n.w. 63rd.
Oklahoma city, OK
Programs & Services
Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Funk Dance Class, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Indoor Bike, Indoor Pool, Indoor Track, Jacuzzi, Parking, Pool, Rowing Machines, Sauna, Special Services, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Steam Room, Step Class, Tanning, Treadmill, Water Aerobics, Water Exercise Class, Weight Machines, Whirl Pool, Yoga, Zumba

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Samatva Yoga
(405) 474-3302
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK
Yoga Styles
Hatha: Prenatal Yoga, Yoga for Women, Sa

YMCA
(405) 348-9622
1220 S. Rankin
Edmond, OK
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Cadence Yoga
(405) 601-8537
801 N Hudson Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Spirit House Yoga
(405) 528-4288
5107 N Shartel Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Gary Barnes
(405) 795-9030
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Kick Boxing
Schedule Type
CPT - National Health Educators (level 2) Twist Sport Conditioning - Bronze Level Coach
Education
I am owner of Achieve Fitness Oklahoma and a level 2 certified personal trainer with National Health Educators. I also am a Bronze Level Coach with Twist Sport Conditioning. I am working on my Master Level Trainer Certification with Achieve Fitness USA which includes training in kettlebell techniques, medical rehabilitation, and sports conditioning. In addition to personal training, I have led bootcamps, yoga classes, water aerobics, and kickboxing.
General Information
51 years old (trains both men and women)

Ashtanga Yoga Studio
(405) 503-7779
329 White Street
Norman, OK
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga Yoga

Art Of Yoga
(405) 609-6566
2920 Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Yoga Loft
(405) 560-0539
4416 N Western Ave Ste 215
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Women's Yoga Center
(405) 607-6699
9119 N Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
 
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Breathe and Heal

Yogic breathwork helps your body absorb more oxygen while shedding stress.

by Linda Melone

June 2010

As the owner of a financial consulting firm, Jon Farber considers stress part of the job. “Even when business is good, it’s still stressful,” says the 44-year old New Yorker. A self-proclaimed “tightly wound” person, he began taking yoga classes a year ago that included conscious breathing techniques.

A lifelong runner and swimmer, Farber didn’t feel he needed instructions on how to breathe. However, he learned that he was breathing too shallowly, resulting in an oxygen deficit that added to his stress. Ten minutes of yogic breathing at the end of each class left him feeling relaxed and focused. “Yogic breathing helps me reframe myself for the week,” says Farber. “It takes a lot of concentration for me, but I feel completely different afterward; even my heart rate slows down.”

Farber attends a weekly class and practices yogic breathing four nights a week on his own before going to sleep. “Yogic breathing has made a big difference in my everyday balance and temperament,” he says.

Few of us pay much attention to our breathing, despite it being a bodily function we can control consciously. Yet yogic breathing can have profound effects on mind, body and spirit, proponents say.

Breathe For What Ails You

Yogic breathing comprises a branch of yoga called Pranayama, a Sanskrit word that means lengthening of the prana, or breath. Pranayama in yoga is used before performing asanas (yoga postures) to cleanse the mind and body.

“Yogic breathing decreases pain for chronic pain sufferers, decreases stress and helps people with anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),” says Stephanie Mihalas, PhD, NCSP, founder of The Center for Well-Being in Los Angeles. Stress often triggers shallow breathing, which leads to more stressful feelings, creating a feedback loop. “When people are stressed or in a state of panic, they stop breathing,” says Mihalas. “Although you may think you’re breathing, you’re actually panting, taking in short bursts of air.” As a result, less oxygen is in circulation, which adds to a fight-or-flight feeling.

Conscious, diaphragmatic breathing lowers levels of cortisol (a hormone released during stress), produces a sense of calm. Studies show that athletes who practice diaphragmatic breathing increase their antioxidant defenses after strenuous exercise. This may protect them from the long-term adverse effects of free-radical damage from vigorous exertion (Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 10/29/09 online).

Why does it seem so natural to breathe shallowly? It’s simply become part of our fast-paced lifestyle. “It’s easier and faster to breathe shallowly from our upper lungs. It takes time to practice slow, deep breathing,” says Mihalas.

Air In, Stress Out

Mihalas suggests the following healing breath practice for quick relief of stress and anxiety. She uses it in her pract...

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