Yoga is for a Better Life
NEW PROGRAM in 2019!
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Benefits of Yoga
Flexibility: Stiff muscles ache, decrease your mobility, and are uncomfortable. The flowing movements of vinyasa yoga help you stretch out your muscles while permitting fresh oxygen to loosen and energize them. The increased flexibility also takes stress off the joints, ligaments and tendons.
Strength Training: The movements in vinyasa yoga help to build lean muscles. Postures such as arm balances, backbends and inversions all use the resistance of the body while also stressing and fatiguing the muscles. The whole body is worked in a 60-75 minute class to create balance.
Stress Relief: The concentration on breath in vinyasa yoga helps to calm the nervous system. Focusing on every inhale and exhale and the postures helps to clear the mind. When you are working hard at postures and breath, other thoughts and worries are brushed aside, allowing your mind a break. This creates a form of meditation along with the physical benefits.
What should I wear to class?
Wear comfortable/stretchy clothes that allow you to move freely. For women we recommend stretchy pants or shorts and a tank top or long sleeve shirt. For men we recommend shorts or comfortable pants and a T shirt. Do not worry about shoes, yoga is practiced barefoot.
What should I bring to class?
If you have them, bring a yoga mat, towel and water bottle. Bearfoot Karate also provides mats for you to use. Bottled water is also available for purchase.
Can I practice yoga with an injury or medical condition?
In most cases it’s okay but it depends on the injury so it’s best to ask your doctor first. Also let your instructor know what is going on so they can address your specific needs. Remember to listen to your body and take modifications when needed.