Yoga

Students participate in Yoga on Thall LawnYoga at UNH

It's best to not eat for several hours before doing yoga and to dress in loose comfortable clothes. Be sure to let the instructor know if you have any specific health related concerns.

We offer gentle yoga classes that incorporate the multi dimensions of yoga, utilizing the physical body, the emotional body and the spiritual body. The class always includes a centering in the beginning by doing the yoga breath and allowing ourselves to be present for the class. The class moves on into postures and movements that increase strength and flexibility in body, mind and spirit. We end with a deep relaxation, giving the body and mind the opportunity to rest.

As the semester moves on we try to hold our postures for longer periods of time and learn new movements that are more challenging, although the class continues to be open to new students each week. Each person is encouraged to participate at his/her own pace and level of comfort with the yoga pose.

Yoga Flash Mob on the Great Lawn 

  • Tuesday, May 6th
  • 12:15 pm
  • Great Lawn 
Take a 15-minute study break during the first reading day and join us near T-Hall to celebrate the end of a great semester. Let’s fill the lawn with Wildcats, faculty, and community members striking some sweet yoga poses. There will be 3 instructors leading in the middle of the circle and the idea is to just go with the flow! Come with or without a mat – either way is fine. Beginners welcome.  
 
Co-Sponsored by UNH Health Services and UNH InnerPeace Yoga Club
 

Free Yoga for Students 

  • Wednesdays and Fridays, 12 noon - 1pm, Wildcat Den, MUB
  • No registration required
  • Bring your own yoga mat or towel. Yoga mats are available for purchase at Campus Recreation
  • This class will be cancelled if the University is closed for a holiday or curtailed operations

Classes are taught by certified yoga instructors Claire Van Hoorn and Ruth Abelmann.

Complete listing of yoga classes at UNH...

 

About Yoga 

Yoga has been around for thousands of years and is gaining popularity in this country because people are recognizing its many benefits. Yoga is a form of exercise based on the belief that the body and the breath are intimately connected with the mind. By working with the breath as you move the body or hold the body in certain postures, yoga creates harmony. The yoga concept is that the body has a series of energy centers known as chakras. These energy centers are linked to our physical, emotional, and spiritual selves.

Health Benefits of Yoga 

  • Yoga positively impacts several systems in the body: nervous system, digestive system, immune system, circulatory system
  • Stress reduction 
  • Decrease fatigue
  • Awareness of self and body
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As yoga allows you to relax, it has healing affects on the mind, body, and spirit.