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Slow Flow & Meditation

Slow Flow & Meditation is a gentle and introspective yoga practice that combines slow, mindful movements with focused meditation. This calming and meditative class invites practitioners to slow down, cultivate presence, and connect deeply with their breath and body.

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Common Questions

How do I “turn off my mind” or “slow my thoughts" in a meditation practice?

This is one of the most common problems people report when they start meditating. Try using a mantra. The word “mantra” is a Sanskrit word which literally means “mind tool.” Think of a positive thought to focus on, or choose a word or phrase to repeat in your mind.

Here’s a 15-second mantra experiment to try:

Continue to silently repeat the words “health, happiness, love" in your mind for 15 seconds.

What did you think about during that 15 seconds? Do you even remember? No? Great! Now try and do it for just a little longer. Each time your thoughts start to run wild, imagine them as clouds in the sky. Acknowledge each as it passes before returning to your mantra.

Should I eat before coming to class?

Yoga on a full stomach is no fun, but practicing when you’re starving isn’t a good idea either. We recommend eating a light snack one hour before class or a full meal 2-3 hours before class. This way, your body will be properly fueled without any digestive issues.

What should I wear to yoga? What should I bring?

Wear comfortable clothing that is stretchy and/or loose fitting. Besides that, just bring a yoga mat and an open mind. Don’t have your own mat? You can borrow one from us ($1 mat rental at the hot studio)! Coming in for a hot class? Bring a towel and some water, baby.

Do I have to be flexible to do yoga?

Thinking you have to be flexible to do yoga is a myth. Yoga was actually created specifically to help you gain more flexibility, thereby loosening tight muscles and preventing future injury.

Which classes should I take?

All of our classes are appropriate for yogis of all levels. Our instructors are well-trained and very knowledgeable on different variations of each pose. They will provide options with different modifications throughout your class. Ultimately, just listen to your body and do what feels good. Your class choice depends entirely on what you are looking for.

Try restorative yoga for a relaxing and stress-relieving yoga experience. Try power yoga, HIIT, or hot yoga for a more intense and challenging class. Just want to have fun and let loose? Join us for an upbeat flow in a Vinyasa Flow or Aerial Yoga class. If you just want to stretch our and pay some special attention to tight muscles, come in for our stretch + flow, wall yoga, or yin class options.

Explore class descriptions to find what suits your needs and goals.

What are the differences between different types of yoga?

There are many different styles of yoga, but each is based on breath and posture. Vinyasa consists of moving one breath with one movement as you flow through a series of postures to get your blood flowing and body moving. We offer a variety of yoga styles to suit a variety of needs and explorations including relaxation, deep stretching, strengthening, alignment, and balance. To learn more about the various styles of yoga we offer, take a look through our class descriptions.

Fun Fact: Did you know that yoga is more than just the poses we do on our mats? It’s a question we hear a lot — 'what kind of yoga do you teach?' “Hatha” yoga is a pretty common response. “Hatha” is a generic term, which encompasses all styles of physical yoga.

Meditation is considered "raja yoga." Living the yogi life of selfless service is "karma yoga." "Jnana yoga" is about learning and being open to new ideas and trying new experiences. As yogis, we practice living the yogic lifestyle by following a series of commitments called the Yamas & Niyamas. Through this practice, we commit to living in truth and moderation, respectfully and generously, and without greed, desire, harm, or stealing. We commit to living in self-discipline and exploring knowledge, self reflection and contemplation, to pursuing positive and pure thinking, practicing proper hygiene, and fueling our bodies and minds with healthy food and drink.

What are the health benefits of yoga?

There are TONS of benefits of yoga, both mentally and physically.

For the body, yoga increases core strength, lowers blood pressure, helps with weight management, aids in digestion, detoxifies the body, relieves pain and tension, increases flexibility, improves posture, and boosts the immune system.

For the mind, yoga helps increase self-acceptance and mental awareness, improves concentration and the ability to focus on the present, neutralizes stress, improves memory, boosts confidence, and balances the brain hemispheres.

We also practice deep breathing in yoga. Breathing deeply keeps the mind focused, clears the lungs, and increases circulation, which oxygenates your entire system. Physical exertion of any kind is also a gamechanger for stress reduction.

Because of the concentration yoga requires, you'll also notice that daily troubles seem to melt away during your time on the mat.

These are just a few of the magical benefits you can look for while practicing the art of yoga.

I have never done yoga before, what should I expect?

Our classes at Indigo Yoga are geared towards those who are very new to yoga. We walk you through poses step by step and move at a nice and easy pace. This will keep you safe and help you learn the alignment of each posture while building strength and slowly opening up tight muscles. We also offer options for advanced yogis to spice things up.

Tips on class etiquette:

1. Arrive early. Entering class after it has begun can be distracting and stressful for other students and the instructor.  

2. Plan to stay for the whole class. If you know you’ll need to leave early, let the instructor know before class and leave before Savasana begins.

3. Leave your shoes at the door.

4. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the studio, avoid stepping on the mats of others, and do not use mats that are stored at the studio. These belong to other members.

5. Leave your cellphone outside the room and set on silent.

6. Avoid heavily scented perfumes, colognes, or lotions that could be irritating to others (and on the other side of the spectrum, please maintain proper hygiene!).

7. Let the instructor know about any physical issues before class.

8. Avoid talking during class. If you need an instructor’s assistance, it’s okay to wave them down. Otherwise, please keep conversation to a minimum).

9. Clean your mat and put away any props you used after class.