Yoga is a set of specialized exercises, called poses, which are combined with specific breathing techniques and meditation principles. These are the building blocks of a yoga class.
Yoga is not one-size-fits-all: The best yoga workout for you will depend on your individual needs and goals. If a pose causes pain or proves too difficult, there are variations and modifications that can be made to help students. Props like blocks, blankets and straps — even chairs — can be used to help you get the most benefit from the poses.
In recent years, more and more research is demonstrating the wide-ranging health benefits of yoga. Studies show that yoga can help:
- Reduce back pain
- Strengthen bones
- Improve balance
- Reduce stress
- Relieve depression
- Increase flexibility
- Improve emotional wellness
It’s time to roll out your yoga mat and discover the combination of physical and mental exercises that for thousands of years have captivated yoga practitioners around the globe. The beauty of yoga is that you don’t have to be a yogi or yogini to reap the benefits. Whether you are young or old, overweight or fit, yoga has the power to calm the mind and strengthen the body. Don’t be intimidated by yoga terminology, fancy yoga studios and complicated poses; yoga is for everyone.
We’d love to have you attend one of our yoga classes. Contact me here to find the class that is best suited for you.