“The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in”
– B.K.S Iyengar
Yoga is a full-bodied workout, targeting all muscles of the body with both static holds and dynamic movement. You’re supporting your own body weight, building functional strength.
Gain Flexibility and Mobility
No you don’t need to be flexible to start yoga! A question I get asked about often. People often talk about flexibility, but what’s really important is mobility – the functional flexibility that makes it easier for you to complete everyday movements. Yoga also helps with endurance and injury prevention in sports. Yoga increases mobility so that you can bring more ease to your movement, so you don’t feel so stuck in your body.
Spend time in the Present
Most of us spend the majority of our time thinking about the past or the future (planning, worrying regretting), or being in the land of social media, or on our mobile devices. Learn to unplug through yoga and focus on what’s going on in your body and in your life right now. Happiness can only be found in the present.
Stress Basher! Health Enhancer!
Yoga reduces stress & anxiety, which in turn reduces the physical effects of stress on the body. By encouraging relaxation, yoga helps lower the levels of stress hormones such as cortisol. It also helps lower blood pressure, improves digestion and boosts the immune system.
Who doesn’t like good sleep?
When we are less stressed we sleep better, and when we sleep better we are less stressed. Physical activity and mental relaxation fuels this virtuous cycle. So many studies have shown yoga can improve sleep quantity & quality in people struggling with getting healthy sleep.
Remember to Breathe
Our breath and emotions are connected – one generates the other. Yoga brings awareness and control to our breathing patterns, allowing us to notice when our emotions are effecting our breath and using our breath to control our emotions. The more you connect with your breath, the clearer you think, even in difficult situations.