"Yoga is the ultimate practice. It simultaneously stimulates our inner light and quiets our overactive minds. It is both energy & rest. Yin & Yang. Feel the burn and find the bliss." ~Unknown
Are you or someone you know new to Yoga? During the month of June I will have an intro to yoga series for beginners.
Yoga's been around for thousands of years and it's not going anywhere. It's a whole body workout that grows at your individual pace, builds muscle strength while simultaneously improving flexibility. Plus, it's perfect for fixing poor posture, protecting your bones from osteoporosis and lessening back pain. Whether you're looking to sweat, burn calories, promote relaxation, lower your cortisol levels (aka your stress hormone) this is the perfect time to start your Yoga & Pilates routine!
During your very first yoga class you may not be able to touch your toes, might feel a little sore after stretching muscles that haven't been moved or used that way in a long time. But overtime, you'll notice everyday aches and pains start to disappear --- perhaps your shoulders will be a little looser, or you're sitting up straighter, or you're more relaxed. Better yet after regular practice, you'll feel more in-tune with you body and perhaps even start to crave the poses that you know made you feel good (eg. stretched out your back, loosened your hamstrings, etc).
The practice of yoga incorporates mind, body, and spirit for total well-being- such as breath control, meditation, and physical poses. The practice of yoga has evolved throughout the years. Many individuals only utilize the practice for the physical benefits. However, a number of mental and spiritual benefits can also be obtained.
Studies have found that yoga contributes to not only increased strength and flexibility, but also increased mindfulness, emotion regulation, empathy, concentration, and sense of connectedness, among many other benefits.
Yoga is the perfect way to sweat, burn calories, promote relaxation and a more centered mind overall....all while lowering your cortisol levels (AKA your stress hormones) which can lead to mental health challenges. If you're feeling stressed or just haven't found a form of exercise you enjoy yet, yoga might be perfect for you.
Here's how to benefit now!
- Watch the FREE class How Yoga Heals now by going here. Then if it sounds like it may be for you....you'll be able to join the FREE live virtual kick-off class.
- Already have Yoga experience? Join me for Yoga at the Lake (on land or paddleboards). Learn more here
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