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It’s all about balance. Yoga can help bring the body and mind in harmony by movement through breath. It’s not all about looking good in your Lululemons (although there is a part that definitely is). Yoga has many mental, as well as physical benefits.
Get ready to # namaslay your way to a healthier, happier you with one of our yoga studios in Adelaide. If you need a little motivation to get on to that yoga mat, think about how good your triceps will look after all those salutations. The most obvious benefit of yoga is that it will improve your flexibility. Being flexible is not all about impressing your friends by doing the splits. We spend a lot of time sitting at our desks, which means tight hip flexors. This can place unnecessary pressure on your knee joints. You’ll find that many of your aches and pains will melt away with a steady practice.
It’s not all stretching and meditation. Yoga can also build strength and improve muscle tone. Have you ever tried doing 10 chaturangas?
The focus on alignment and the breath keeps you in the present, which encourages mindfulness. Over time, this can help to improve your coordination, reaction time, memory and even IQ scores. After the end of every class, you will lie in Savasana (or corpse pose), which encourages your senses to turn inwards. This provides your nervous system with much needed down time, and this will help you sleep better.
If you are looking for a vigorous practice, you can try an Ashtanga or Vinyasa class. You will flow through a series of postures, with focus on your breath. These classes are fast-paced and vigorous. If you’re looking to slow things down, try Hatha Yoga or Iyengar. You hold your postures for a few breaths. Iyengar is all about alignment, so it is good for those who have suffered injuries (consult your doctor first).
What are you waiting for? Book yourself in for a yoga class. A year from now, you’ll wish you started today.