Yoga is an ancient practice which helps improve circulation, stimulates the abdominal organs, and puts pressure on the glandular system of the body through exercise. It promotes proper breathing techniques to help the student maintain control as he increases his breathing. Yoga also helps the student prepare for the next step, which is meditation.
Are you a Fargo resident who is interested in learning more about the practice of yoga? There are two yoga studios in town (that I could find): the Spirit Room & OM Street Yoga and Ecce. Read up, visit their websites, and choose which better suits you.
But-wait! Before you choose and visit a yoga studio, make sure you understand and follow these guidelines (from the Spirit Room’s website):
— Practice on an empty stomach
— Come to class clean without heavy perfumes
— Wear comfortable clothing that will move easily with your body
— Yoga should always be done barefoot
— Be patient with yourself; accept and honor your body
— Always move with awareness, responsibility, and inner focus
— Never skip final relaxation
Yoga Studios in Fargo, North Dakota: Spirit Room & OM Street Yoga
The Spirit Room yoga is a gentle, yet comprehensive, exercise program. If you are looking for overall well-being, the Spirit Room & OM Street Yoga will help you incorporate yoga asanas, breathwork, deep relaxation, and meditation into your life.
Located at 111 Broadway in Historic Downtown Fargo, the Spirit Room is a previously-abandoned, renovated space with historic integrity and charm.
Yoga Studios in Fargo, North Dakota: Ecce
Pronounced et-cheh, Ecce is not only a yoga studio, but it is a community art center, as well. Ecce promotes both the arts and yoga, ranging from beginning to advanced classes, in a warm, intimate environment. Those wanting more of a relaxing experience belong in the Gentle Flow/Beginners class. Vinyasa Flow Level 1-2 for those with a little experience promotes the synchronization of breath with movement. Vinyasa Flow Level 2-3 is a little more vigorous; this is where more advanced poses are introduced. And, finally – for anyone who wants a warm, comfortable place to practice their asana and/or meditation, there is open practice between eight a.m. and ten a.m.
Ecce is located at 216 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102.
Don’t have the time or money for a yoga studio? Try learning it at home. You may either rent an instructional DVD or read these articles to learn some of the poses on your own:
8 Beginner Yoga Poses
Best Intermediate Yoga Poses
Yoga: Best Advanced Poses
Source:The Meaning of Yoga Throughout History