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Yoga is an incredible blending of the mind, body and spirit. The health benefits of yoga help you release stress and stay in shape. Beginner’s yoga is a great place to start. There are various styles of yoga. It’s smart to research which type of yoga fitness suits you best before you commit. Please scroll down for more information and access to all the yoga related products and services in Des Moines, IA listed below.

Green Yoga House
(515) 991-6266
2204 Woodlands PKWY
Des Moines, IA

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Green Yoga House
(515) 991-6266
4800 Mills Civic PKWY
Des Moines, IA
Yoga Styles
Hatha,Vinyasa, Power, Ashtanga,Kundalini

Illuminate Yoga + Natural Solutions
(515) 979-6474
West 2nd Avenue
Indianola, IA
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Firehouse Yoga
(515) 271-9642
2300 University Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Shakti Yoga Shop
(515) 255-2703
415 5th St
West Des Moines, IA
 
Breathe Studios
(515) 778-5499
1350 NW 138 St. Suite 200A
Clive, IA
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa

Trim & Tone Spa
(515) 331-6507
5525 Merle Hay Rd
Johnston, IA
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Shakti Yoga Shop
(515) 255-2703
4119 Rollins Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Liz Taylor Yoga Studio
(515) 270-1137
11049 Aurora Ave
Urbandale, IA
 
Green Yoga House
(515) 991-6266
2204 Woodlands PKWY
Des Moines, IA

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Beginning Yoga

By Christopher Schonberger
YogaFinder.com and Yoga.com to find classes in your area, and remember that many gyms offer classes for free with membership. If you want to join a studio, ask around for recommendations and take a trial class before committing.
  • Go with the flow – Different people have different opinions on the meditative aspect of yoga, and many classes are almost entirely focused on exercise anyway. That said, have an open mind and enjoy the closeness that yoga helps you feel to your body and breath.
  • Buy a mat – If you’re really going to start doing yoga regularly, get your own mat. You may look like a bohemian wankster on the subway, but at least you won’t have to pay rental fees or soak up the last yogi’s sweat.
  • When a recent grad suddenly expresses interest in yoga, you know that they are either extremely hungover or have recently been thinking about “the future” and got depressed. Maybe they’re not exactly sure what’s wrong, but they know they need a lifestyle change to get back on track. Simply “working out” will not suffice. They feel the need to address the mind-body-and-soul trifecta in its totality…preferably all at once, for about an hour at a time.

    Within the twentysomething psychology, yoga is often privileged as a “cure-all” for a life gone slightly off the rails. No “get right by life” plan is complete without a little downward-facing dog thrown into the mix. I know because I’ve walked down the path to…uh, the yoga studio…with little more than a vague sense of purpose. “If I don’t start stretching soon, I’m gonna be in a wheelchair by the time I’m 40,” I’d think to myself. “I need something to counteract the stress of being unemployed.”

    Yoga fit the bill on all fronts, and even after watching a girl start crying in the “frog position,” I still recommend that people try it. That said, I made some beginner’s mistakes and got myself into some positions that I literally didn’t enjoy, so I thought I’d share some tips for entering the world of semi-meditative exercise. Don’t expect it to make you a better person (don’t tell the instructor I said that!), but do expect to have some fun and feel pretty good.

    An Extremely Brief and Borderline Offensive History of Yoga

    Well before Christ, people in India were living abstemiously and meditating all the time in hopes of achieving the Hindu holy grail of “enlightenment.” This sort of thing went on for thousands of years (and it still does in some places), but it really has nothing to do with the yoga-as-exercise craze that has swept the Western world. (Fun Fact: Yoga is a $4 billion a year industry in the U.S. alone.) Many of the practices you'll find today were "invented" in the '90s and are just as likely to feature wisdom from Michael Jordan's biography as the Hindu scriptures. Think self-empowerment and "good living" rather than spiritual enlightenment—Spice World!

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