Published Tue, Sep 18, 2012 9:54 am Dateline
September is national yoga month and one area fitness program wants people to try the exercise discipline.
Fall classes have started at Ohio University's Wellworks and yoga is on the schedule.
The program offers different levels of yoga.
Richa Eland teaches the risk reduction yoga class at WellWorks.
"They get a personal trainer, they get a nutritionist, they work with me twice a week in yoga and stress management skills and they get a host of health information that's very applicable to how they're living their life,"says Eland.
According to Eland, anyone can start yoga, it just depends on your level.
"What's commonly called yoga today is actually Hatha yoga and that's what you see in most studios. That system is built on strengthening your organs and your mind and your physical health. There's also meditation or Dhyana yoga which is about calming your mind and helping you to focus better and to improve your memory and your balance," says Eland.
The risk reduction program at Wellwork runs yearlong, with the yoga class acting as one component.