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Aside from yoga pants, there are many benefits to cultivating a yoga practices.You will be spoilt for choice with our yoga studios in Brisbane. There are many different types of yoga that will suit your fitness goals. For a vigorous practice, we like Ashtanga. If you like to keep your routine varied, a Vinyasa class will have you sun saluting your way into great triceps and a strong core. Looking to relax? Try a Kundalini or Yin class.
There are endless benefits to climbing on that yoga mat:
Happy, positive vibes
Yoga can make you happier. Exercise releases endorphins (and happy people just don’t kill their husbands), and yoga is a proven GABA booster. GABA is a inhibitory neurotransmitter which allows you chill out. This can help those suffering from chronic stress and anxiety.
Improve your flexibility
This is one of the most obvious benefits of yoga. Although you may not be able to touch your toes at first, it goes get easier – promise! You’ll also notice that your aches and pains will start to disappear. Tight hips from sitting too much can put extra stress on your knee joint due to the improper alignment of the thigh and shinbones. So get stretching.
A restorative yoga practice, whether you are lying in Savasan or corpse pose (usually at the end of every class) or attending yoga nidra helps you turn your senses inwards, and give your nervous system down time. Your mind will be at east, and you will have better sleep.
Focus, young grasshopper
With the focus on the breath, you are constantly reminded to be present. Studies have found that this mindfulness can improve coordination, reaction time, memory and even IQ scores.
Get your blood flowing
Yoga can help your circulation, especially in your hands and feet. Poses that incorporate twists are thought to wring out toxins from your internal organs and allows oxygenated blood to flow in once the twist is released. Inverted poses encourage blood to flow back to the heart where it can be pumped into the lungs to be freshly oxygenated.
Are you ready to get down(ward dog) with a yoga practice? Book a class with Bookwell today.