Yoga improves your life
Nowadays everyone strives for a healthier lifestyle. Some drink shakes, others are careful with what they eat, others are ”gymaholics” and not few people practice yoga.
But what is the difference between all the sport that you can practice and yoga? The answer is pretty simple: yoga helps to find a balance between body, mind and soul. It’s not just a sport, yoga can improve your life during time.
How does yoga help your mind and soul?
The majority practice yoga to gain physical pain relief and/or increase body movement and flexibility, in one word: staying fit. But yoga is much more than that.
It is a well-known fact that a healthy mind influences how your body reacts; here is where this art jumps in. Combining exercise and meditation it helps reducing anxiety, improve concentration and relieve stress.
Even creativity levels increase because while practicing yoga actually you enter in a state of mindfulness and ideas tend to come clearer and faster.
Since it is an art, it requires dedication and discipline, maybe not efficient from the start. The results – whit the suitable technique and guidance – will start to show in the first weeks, if practiced regularly.
What is YogaWorks
There are many yoga classes available on the market, as well as plenty of styles to adopt, depending on the result one wishes to gain. You’ve got several to choose from, start with the one which you need first.
This is the perfect yoga class for those who are energetic and would like to get fit. It combines individual poses or “asanas” with deep breaths or “pranayama” in a series of flowing sequences of movement.
The “asanas” will open the body evolving into deeper, more advanced postures, the targeted being the strengthening of the body.
This style is perfect for beginners since it has progressive levels. While gaining experience, one can pass to the intermediate and expert level.
Restorative yoga aims de-stress and help recovery after an accident or injury. It is dedicated also for beginners because it uses of props to support the body.
This is more accessible for the ones who didn’t practice any type of sport in their lives or have a physical impairment. Restorative yoga relieves tension and anxiety and pave the way for meditation, increases flexibility and improves the immune system.
In love with the sauna? The name offers a clue about the peculiarity of this type of yoga.
The hot humid environment helps to access deep muscle tissues and fibers while detoxifying the entire system through sweat.
Is dedicated to the ones who love meditation. Yin yoga has slow-paced, passive postures that release the body from stress, paving the way to meditation and slowly slipping into the inner self.
It is similar to Restorative yoga offerings, but the poses here are more still, not so very rapid as the one in the first style.
Dedicated to beginners and for the ones that are prone to anxiety.
Mixing body postures, powerful breath work and mantras, Kundalini yoga promises to awake the energy that resides asleep in the body. In the kundalini culture, it is believed that energy is curled up on the spine, just like a snake and with the mantras help, this energy will burst up, go through the body and help to heal.
Entering into deeper levels of consciousness, practicing this art conducts to spiritual enlightenment, healing and release stress and trauma from the aura (energetic body).
Pregnancy is beautiful but also a harsh period. The body and mind pass through some difficult changes- and it is pretty normal to be like this. Although in some pregnancies sport isn’t quite recommended, yoga is.
In this period mothers can experience muscle pain and stiffness, insomnia, loneliness, self-consciousness, low-level energy, anxiety and high level of stress. Simple postures, breath work and meditation can relieve some of these.
Also doing it in a community offers great mental support to the future mothers, help flexibility and increase flexibility, endurance and strength, which can also help when the labour comes.
Even if this art can be practiced alone, just with some guidance, it is best if a trainer gets involved, as in any other domain. A trainer, due to his/her experience can observer better the needs and flows in the practice of and individual and also can adapt the exercise accordingly.
Another important aspect is exactly choosing this trainer because you must have a connection, it’s like any other relationship, it must be based on trust, communication and of course come natural.
The information about classes and prices can be checked on the official YogaWorks website.
Last but not least all the courses are also held via online streaming, so they can be practiced from home or why not, from work. They also suite very busy people whom ‘do not have time‘ to lose in traffic or simply have anxiety when they leave their house.
YogaWorks has a motto: “Yoga is for everyone! And indeed they raise to it.“