What is Yoga:

Yoga, meaning “yoke” or “union” of the mind, body, and spirit, was developed over 4,000 years ago as a spiritual practice. It was a way to deepen meditation and gain self-actualization, which is an understanding of one’s intrinsic wholeness and connectedness in the present moment. In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali, recognized as the codifier of Yoga, defined Yoga as: “control of the thought waves of the mind” which implies that Yoga as a philosophy and lifestyle practice goes beyond the physical practice of asanas or postures.

There are several practices The Peace and Love Lifestyle uses to align actions with a balanced heart and mind. Every practice aims at aligning us to the tender, thoughtful, and wonder-smitten aspects of reality.

  • Hatha Yoga

  • Yin Yoga

  • Resistance Flexibility

  • Acro Yoga

  • Yoga Therapy

Team Bailey Fitness:

Group Classes that are hosted at Team Bailey Fitness 3711 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Dallas, TX 75237

The Goal Of Our Pick-Me-Up Yoga classes is to:

  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Helps to promote mindfulness
  • Improves joint mobility
  • Improves flexibility
  • Elongates and stretches tight muscles
  • Can promote feelings of deep calm

‘Yin is an incredible amalgamation of yoga postures and Chinese medical theory of energy channels (meridians)’, says de Menthon. ‘The benefits stem from the stimulation of certain energetic pathways that run through our bodies. Due to the intensity of our modern lives, we tend to disrupt the fluidity of our energy which, in Chinese medicine, is explained as “stagnant” energy or “depleted” energy.

Hatha Yoga

A Hatha Yoga practice may be used by anyone as a way to increase fitness, improve health, attain or restore greater balance and connectedness of mind-body-spirit, and develop mental focus and discipline. With the help of a skilled teacher and credible resources, incorporating other Yoga techniques into a physical Hatha Yoga practice may open the door to attaining additional health benefits, enhanced stress management, and a more meaningful Hatha Yoga experience.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is rooted in the ancient shamanic tradition of China, and in the Chinese Taoist philosophy of being at one with everything and in harmony with your own nature. Yin postures are based on the characteristics of animals and on the five alchemical elements contained in the universal life force all around us and through us. The life force, known as chi or prana, is the subtle yet very powerful energy that informs nature. It’s the pulsation of the yin and the yang, the feminine and the masculine, the ebb and flow of the universe.

The purpose of Yin Yoga is to restore our natural ability to move with fluidity. This in turn develops the flow of chi throughout the body. The most important thing to me is not achieving a static posture, but rather capturing the essence of the posture. If you are in a posture of an animal or an element and you are not embodying the energetics of that particular posture, then you are in a dead or inanimate pose. But if you are in a posture and can flow with the energetic quality of one of the elements or animals, then you have developed an understanding of its purpose. 

Resistance Flexibility

  1. Resistance Flexibility and Strength Training Benefits:

  • offers immediate, cumulative, and permanent increases in flexibility

  • takes the pain out of stretching

  • protects one from injuring themselves by over-stretching

  • results in gains in both strength and aerobic capacity

  • improves performance accuracy

  • creates more powerful, explosive, and core stable movements

  1.  Increases in Resistance Flexibility also result in removing chronic joint stress

  2.  Regular, repeated practice of RFST can produce greater strength from the same muscle mass. As muscles become more flexible, they become more efficient producers of force

  3. RFST is the missing link in preventative medicine.

Yin Yoga

Yoga Is Medicine

These are some of the benefits of yoga medicine:

  • Integrated mind-body focus: The exercises and postures of yoga medicine focus on the mind and body simultaneously, developing both mental and physical awareness. This helps with mind-body integration and improves mindfulness.

  • Physical health benefits: In addition to helping with mental health conditions, yoga therapy can also improve physical fitness and increase strength, balance, and flexibility. It can also help with physical health conditions such as pain, blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis.

  • Fewer side effects: Medication to treat mental health conditions can have side effects such as weight gain and other metabolic complications that can lead to an increased risk of heart disease. By contrast, yoga medicine has fewer side effects.1

  • Alternative form of healing: A major benefit of yoga medicine is that it appeals to those who might not be ready for traditional talk therapy or those who might find more meaningful results through the mind-body integrative focus. We recommend it as a compliment to traditional therapy practices.