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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 Rapid City, SD listed below.

Spa 80 For Women
(605) 342-8080
512 Main St #5
Rapid City, SD
Yoga Styles
YogaFit, & Hatha

Yoga Studio
(605) 390-2320
2050 West Main St #3
Rapid City, SD
 
Elements Massage Therapy and Bodywork
(605) 545-2306
822 Main St
Rapid City, SD
 
Health Basket
(605) 338-4438
3301 E. 26th Street Suite 99
Sioux Falls, SD
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa Flow

Quantum Specialties
(605) 722-3325
716 W. McClellan
Lead, SD
Yoga Styles
Hatha

All About Pilates
(605) 280-8311
3405 Sturgis Rd
Rapid City, SD
 
Stretch Studio LLC
(605) 484-0108
611 Main St
Rapid City, SD
 
Weight Room
(605) 348-5070
601 12th St Ste 4
Rapid City, SD
 
Spa 80 For Women
(605) 342-8080
512 Main St #5
Rapid City, SD
Yoga Styles
YogaFit, & Hatha

Avera Queen of Peace Wellness Center
(605) 995-2468
5TH & FOSTER
Mitchell, SD
Yoga Styles
Hatha

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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