Greetings and Welcome to The Floating Lotus Yoga Studio and Day Spa located in Little Rock, AR
We offer a quaint, safe haven to experience your Yoga practice. Classes here at The Floating Lotus are Hot vinyasa, restorative, and therapy Yoga in the heart of Little Rock, Arkansas. Our organic day spa is a quiet oasis.
What is Yoga?
Yoga is a state of union between mind, body, and spirit. The word yoga comes from the ancient language of India, known as Sanskrit. The Sanskrit root of yoga is "yuj" and it means to means to "yoke" or "unite".
There are many different yoga paths, Bhakti yoga, Raja yoga, Jnana yoga, Karma yoga and Hatha yoga just to name a few. Hatha yoga is strongly practiced in the West. It is a process of physical purification by the practitioner to reach higher meditation. The physical movements are called asanas and the holding or moving asanas are to help purify and connect mind and body.
Whatever the reasons for practicing yoga is personal to each person but everyone will at sometime find the key to open into his or her own practice which in turn brings a wonderful sense of well being and inner knowledge.
5 Good Reasons to Practice Yoga
- Deeper understanding of yourself from inside out. Mindfulness allows you to be present in every moment not only in the class but off the mat as well. Being present helps you love more openly with all relationships with yourself and others.
- Clarity of a clear mind affords you the opportunity to manifest a life that you want without manipulation. Your deepest desires arise naturally with little effort.
- Health is increased by purifying the body and mind. With asana and pranayama, breath exercise, you begin to fully understand this miracle. Your eating and lifestyle habits become more mindful and attuned with the natural immunities of your body.
- Through meditation you learn to sit quietly with the mind and through this journey you begin to cease the process of chitta or "thoughts" of the mind.
- Relaxation and balance are brought to your life through everything mentioned above. There is new sense of peace born within you and you feel it and others begin to see it within you.
- Yoga and Service by Shiva Rea
My experience of conscious activism is what I call embodied activism. This is a moment-to-moment choice to heal the mind/body split. It's not as easily measured as how many old-growth trees we saved because it involves the cultivation of consciousness through embodied spiritual disciplines like yoga, shamanism, Sufism, and dance. These have been forces for change for generations.
- What is Yoga Therapy? by International Yoga Therapy Conference
Yoga is beneficial for the health in ways that modern science is just beginning to understand. Even though it has been applied with therapeutic intention for thousand of years, Yoga Therapy is only just now emerging as a discipline in itself. More health care practitioners are starting to include yogic techniques in their approach to healing -- and more yoga teachers give a therapeutic intention to their teaching. People who have never tried yoga before are starting to consider including Yoga in their treatment plan.
- Yoga Therapy: The Next Wave in Yoga by Nora Isaacs
An emerging field in America, yoga therapy hovers somewhere between a doctor's visit and a stretching class. Yoga therapists work in small groups or private sessions, addressing specific health problems and adapting poses accordingly.