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October 1, 2013

Yoga now available on Main Street

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Epstein said she enjoys sharing her passion with her students.

“I also teach a four-week beginner course,” she said. “In the beginner series, we break down the poses and help people get in touch with their bodies. Yoga can help one become centered.”

The beginner class begins anew each month.

“We work on poses and do a smidgen of yoga theory,” Epstein said. “We do just enough theory so people will know if they want to learn more. I call my beginning studies ‘yogies.’”

She just had her first beginning class graduate and the new classes start this week. Classes meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. Students may attend either class each week.

She said one thing she believes whole heartedly is that people, women especially, have a tendency to be hard on themselves internally.

“I always say, ‘Don’t believe what you think,’” she said. “The things we tell ourselves are not true.”

She said she’s not sure why yoga is so appealing to such a wide variety of the population.

“I think stress reduction is a big part of it,” Epstein said. “At the end of each class, you get a seven- to eight-minute deep relaxation. It’s really delicious. People just have so much stress in their lives. People work two jobs to make rent or they’re out there looking for jobs because they’ve gotten downsized.”

She said stretching and flexibility are so important with it comes to maintaining balance as people get older.

“It helps people keep that balance and agility,” she said. “It helps with preventing falls.”

For more information, call 753-1266, visit the website at mainstreetyogaindy.com, or check it out on Facebook.

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