Yoga's Movement at UNH

October 13, 2015

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Yoga's Movement at UNH
Photo courtesy of: Ellen Gibbs 

Feeling Sore, or Stuck in a Rut? Need to Boost Your Physical and Mental Well-Being? Grab a Yoga Mat, Take a Deep Breath, and Say om

It’s the trend that is changing the way we look at diet and exercise. Not a day goes by that we don’t see or hear something in the media related to yoga, and for good reason too! There is an infinite amount of benefits that stem from yoga, from reducing stress to preventing sports injury. Not bad, considering it’s a skill you can do anywhere.  That’s why here at UNH, we’ve got the programs to help awaken the yogi master in you.

  • The MUB offers yoga classes free to students on Wednesdays and Fridays at noon. The instructors do their best at modifying poses based on skill levels, as well as include alternative poses for those who may need a more relaxed approach.
  • The Hamel Recreation Center has a series of classes ranging from moderate to vigorous, which is either in the style of Vinyasa or Hatha yoga. Scheduling is subject to change, but there is always at least one yoga class each day. To confirm when a class is, visit the Hamel Rec Center’s website. Don’t worry if you’re without a mat-- the Rec Center has mats available for you to borrow.
  • For those of us who want to meet new people and become involved through campus organizations, there is the Inner Peace Yoga Club. This is a great way to make friends, decompress, and get free yoga classes from professional instructors of the local area.

Which Style Am I?

  • Vinyasa yoga is very similar to Ashtanga yoga. Both have more physical and vigorous movement than Hatha yoga. Ashtanga yoga typically is the more physically demanding of the two, while Vinyasa focuses on fluidness of movement.
  • Hatha yoga is the simplest form of yoga. It emphasizes allignment, calmness, and focuses on your breathing patterns. If you’re a beginner at yoga, this is a good place to start.

As always, Namaste.

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