A Word From Our Founder – Lana Anderson
Dear friends & fellow yogi’s,
It has been my dream to own and operate a Yoga studio for several years. Being involved with Yoga training and teaching for the past 20 years, I felt it was time.
Now I have the opportunity along with the great team of inspirational and passionate teachers we have assembled to bring Yoga and all the benefits of what Yoga has to offer to the Blaine Community and nearby surrounding communities.
Yoga for me personally has helped me keep the peace within my own body, mind and soul. When I maintain peace within myself, I can more easily let go of ego driven motivations.
I absolutely LOVE yoga and sharing it with others. Even though I have been practicing yoga and meditation for quite some time, I am forever a student.
Find your Bliss at Yoga by Blisstopia!
Lana Anderson – Owner/Teacher
What Is Yoga?
The word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root “yuj” which means to connect, join or balance. Patañjali, the author of the classical Yoga text, The Yoga Sutras, defines Yoga as, “complete control over patterns of the mind, which only happens when we are able to quiet all the noise in our lives and find peace.” Another classical writer defines the goal of yoga is to lead us from distraction to direction. Neither mention six-pack abs or touching your toes.
The actions of a yoga practice go further and are intended to enrich the mind and even the spirit, bringing balance and peace to the person who practices diligently. It’s not magic and it is not religion. It does not ask you to believe in anything except yourself and your ability to be your unique best. Yoga is a science which has discovered, by researchers over the last 5,000 years, techniques to make all of us stronger, healthier, and happier; regardless of our condition or age or when we start. You can start yoga as a baby or at 90 years old.
Yoga Is More Than Just Exercise
Physical Benefits of Yoga
- Increased Flexibility
- Increased Strength
- Improved Balance
- Increased Stamina
- Improved Body Alignment (reduces joint pain)
Mental Benefits of Yoga
- Stress Reduction
- Body Awareness
- Better Sleep
- Improve self-confidence
There are many more physical and mental benefits, but these are the major ones. Those who suffer from certain conditions can also benefit from yoga. Women who are pregnant or who are planning on becoming pregnant can benefit greatly from yoga. You can learn more about this by visiting the Benefits of Yoga page.