Off the brick streets of Nacogdoches yoga students are becoming one in mind and body. Morning Glory Yoga Studios owner, Amy Sanford shared, "Yoga means union. A connection between both the mind and body. "
Enter the studios and you'll instantly feel relaxed. Take a class and you'll quickly learn the 15th century exercise involves 'moving it. ' Sanford explained, " You're moving every part of your body, including your mind. Your creating strength through the positions. You're also creating flexibility. "
Yoga can be tailored to individual needs and abilities. Students talk about dramatic changes. Debra Chatman feels younger. " When I came in I think I took 10 years off my...my spine started getting straighter." Even outside of class students are more aware of posture and toning. Becky Ward believes it helped her recover faster from a fractured back. " The strength and the flexibility is just incredible. The changes, the difference you see. "
Yoga teaches students how to channel positive energy for a subtle body. The key is controlled breathing. Many students try yoga to cope with a debilitating illness or condition. Sanford said, " It's good for many health conditions as heart conditions, arthritis conditions, a number of them, stress. "