Find the Right Yoga Class For You in NYC

In the Big Apple you can find a multitude of amazing cultural offerings: theatre (Broadway and Off-Broadway, Experimental), concerts (Indoors, Outdoors, Classical, Rock, Folk, Underground…) movies (Hollywood, Indies, Foreign Films), and you can find more than a hundred different types of yoga styles being taught at different locations all over NYC!If you are looking to take yoga classes in New York City, the first thing you need to do is figure out what type of yoga suits you best. The most common types of Yoga are Bikram, Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara, Kripalu, Restorative, Jivamukti, Starla, Prenatal, Tantra, Ishta, and Meditation. One great way of choosing which kind of Yoga is right for you is to visit the many studios that are located in all of New York’s different neighborhoods. Generally they have special offers for first-time students, or guest passes.When you begin a new yoga class, try to surrender to the class and then listen to your body. Did it feel right? Is this style of yoga helping you to balance what you may lack in life? You will notice a feeling of change when you find the right class, and it will leave you feeling positive and healthy.To practice yoga is to bring balance into your life. If you tend to rush through life, you may want to try a Restorative class. If you tend to do a lot of exercise in the gym, maybe you need a Meditation class, or Kundalini.New York City also has many outdoor events during warm months, like the event to practice yoga in Times Square, where thousands of yoga enthusiasts celebrated the longest day of the year with an all day yoga fest. Attendees were challenged to find tranquility and transcendence in the midst of the world’s most commercial and frenetic place, Times Square.There are also many yoga events held in Central Park, like the recent Great Lawn event, where thousands of yoga practitioners gathered in hopes to set a world record for the largest gathering in yoga history.On many warm weekdays in New York City you can find low-cost (or even free!) yoga classes in Bryant Park and Union Square. There are many other yoga classes offered in parks around the city and in the outer boroughs. These are great opportunities to try out new styles of yoga or ask other yoga fans where they regularly practice.While you explore new yoga classes in NYC, it is also beneficial to build a home practice, where you can dedicate a few minutes to check in with yourself in the morning, or ground yourself and relax at the end of the day. With the tools you will get in the group classes or with the help of a professional private yoga teacher, you will learn how to make the most of your yoga classes.

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