Maintaining a regular yoga practice can provide physical and mental health benefits. The purpose of yoga is to build strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body, with a focus on breathing the way our bodies were intended for. While there are more than 100 different types of yoga, most classes typically include breathing exercises, meditation, and assuming postures (sometimes called asanas or poses) that stretch and flex various muscle groups. Because there are so many different kinds of yoga practices, it is possible for anyone to start from any ability. Whether you are just starting to increase your physical activity or are a professional athlete, body size and fitness levels do not matter because there are modifications for every pose. The idea is to explore your limits, and not to strive beyond your abilities. It is a great way to get in tune with your body and your inner self.
The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic ailments, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and more. Yoga can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia and stress. Other physical benefits of yoga include:
Increased flexibility, Increased muscle strength and tone, Improved respiration, energy and vitality, Maintaining a balanced metabolism, Weight reduction, Cardio and circulatory health, Improved athletic performance, Protection and recovery from injury.
Let our yoga classes help you find your way to a deeper mind body connection, while gaining strength and flexibility. Group and individual classes are available.