I recently started taking yoga classes at Yoga Belly downtown. I wanted to write about my yoga experience, as limited as it is, so I started looking around online at the other yoga studios in Mountain View. We live in an amazing area if you are at all interested, or even curious, about yoga. Not only do we have a wonderful selection of yoga studios to choose from, but they seem to have a wide variety of styles.
http://www.yogabellystudio.com/ “Light on tradition. Heavy on workout.”
The first time I ever took yoga was through the Mountain View Los Altos Adult Education School. The classes were at the Rengstorff Community Center. I just checked their website and it looks like they currently offer 5 different yoga classes.
This week I went to one of the free events that East West Bookstore offers. It was called “The Secret to Mediation” and the speaker, Dada Nabhaniilanan, talked about how the word “yoga” has come to represent the physical moves, breathing and stretches that are popular with celebrities as opposed to the ancient beliefs of Hinduism. I want to know more about yoga’s complicated past and the many ways it has evolved over the centuries.
I really like talking to the other students around me before or after my yoga classes. We all compare notes on the instructors, the different levels of classes and the other studios in Mountain View. Several of the students have told me how incredibly different yoga is when you take it in India.
I’m really enjoying being part of Yoga Belly. I like the heated classes. It’s around 90 degrees when the heater is on. The warmth makes your muscles relax and it seems top be easier to bend in a heated room. And I like that they have a disco ball. It fits in with their “light on tradition” slogan. And I like that I felt stronger after taking just 7 classes. You don’t need to buy a yoga mat in order to try a class; they’ll let you borrow one if you want to test out a class. I definitely recommend giving yoga a try if you’re looking for something that will change your life.