If you’ve never taken a yoga class before, then thoughts like “I’m not flexible enough” or “is it really a good workout?” might come to mind. And that’s totally understandable! Yoga comes with a lot of preconceived notions that scare people away, or make them think they can’t or aren’t ready to practice. But the truth is yoga is a very accessible exercise, and it’s good for everyone.
A regular yoga practice can help you with everything from strengthening and toning your body to learning to love and accept it. Through a series of mindful poses linked together in sequence with breath, practicing yoga will help you to cultivate a deeper connection with your body and its capabilities, and reveal habitual thoughts and thought patterns you experience throughout the day. The best part about yoga is there are no goals – the practice is to be experienced not achieved. Once your rest into this paradigm shift you’ll leave class feeling empowered and more at peace everyday, and the physical changes will follow.
Yoga is also a very accessible exercise. It is low impact, you can move at your own pace, and it’s progressiec. There’s literally no limit to the number of poses or movement progressions. This makes it an amazing workout for all body types, ages, and abilities. Theres is also a wide variety of styles of yoga, each with different focuses and intensities. So whether you’re in the mood for a sweat-inducing workout or a gentle restorative session, there’s a class with your name on it.
Some of the class offerings at Total Woman yoga studios include:
GENTLE YOGA: Gentle yoga poses are designed to restore and re-energize the body, mind, and spirit without straining your muscles and joints. This is a great class for beginners to the practice or for those who are looking to recover and recharge after a long day.
HATHA YOGA: This mindful practice emphasizes static posture holds over fluidity of movement, allowing you do develop a deeper connection to your mind and body. Stretching, deep breathing, relaxation, and healing visualizations are used to facilitate the release of physical and emotional tension, and to increase flexibility, and improve balance.
POWER YOGA: Moving at a strong and vigorous pace, this class takes your body through a series of powerful yoga poses designed to inspire your mind and explore your limitations. This class is a 2-in-1 killer workout and flow that leaves you feeling energized and ready for whatever the day throws at you.
If you’re ready to unleash the best version of you, check out the schedule at a club near you and put a yoga class on your calendar. If you have any questions about yoga, or want help selecting a class, call the club. One of our trainers will be happy to make recommendations and address any concerns you might have.