Yoga Classes Eugene OR

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 Eugene, OR that gives access to qualified yoga instructors who teach a range of styles of yoga classes.

Olena Hornberger
(541) 255-2020
Eugene, OR
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Aerobics, Body Sculpting, stability , adaptive fitness
Schedule Type
ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist
Education
ACSM Certified Health Fitness SpecialistA.A.S. in Personal Fitness TrainingM.S. in the Field of Biology
General Information
27 years old (trains both men and women)

Relax Into Healing
(541) 683-9088
PO Box 5224
Eugene, OR
Services
Yoga, Wellness Training, Stress Management, Spiritual Attunement, Physical Exercise, Pain Management, Other, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Massage Therapy, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Healing Touch, Guided Imagery, Fitness/Exercise, Energy Medicine, EFT, Cognitive Therapy, Coaching, Breathwork
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Siddha Yoga Meditation
(541) 684-8064
1001 Washington St
Eugene, OR
 
Freedom Yoga And Meditation
(541) 465-9642
1633 Willamette St
Eugene, OR
 
Celebration Belly Dance & Yoga
(541) 345-3947
1840 Willamette St
Eugene, OR
 
First Step to Fitness
(541) 255-2020
Eugene, OR
Specialty
Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Aerobics, Kick Boxing, Body Sculpting, balance
Schedule Type
ACSM Health Fitness Specialist
General Information
27 years old (trains both men and women)

Bikram Yoga College Of India
(541) 349-9642
1550 Green Acres Rd
Eugene, OR
 
Dharmalaya
(541) 342-7621
356 Horn Ln
Eugene, OR
 
The Yoga Studio
(541) 461-8044
126 Elkay Dr
Eugene, OR
 
Yoga West
(541) 686-0432
3635 Hilyard St
Eugene, OR
 
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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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