Friday, February 10, 2012


Some days I get to the gym and high intensity hour long work outs just don't sound appealing. When I happened upon yoga, it become one of my favorite ways to excercise. Yoga is a multi purposeful unique form of excercise. What I love about Yoga is that you can take it at your own pace. Nomatter where you are in your practice, there is always room for more exploration of other poses , deeper stretches, greater strength, and further balance. Most Westernized yoga classes focus on learning physical poses, which are called asanas. They also usually include breathing and meditation techniques. Some yoga classes are designed purely for relaxation while others point their attention to flexibility, strength, or balance as their focus.

             yoga                          headstand

A couple things to keep in mind while practicing yoga....

 Yes to flexibility                        

1) Know your limits and stay within them: I'm the girl that notices ms. flexibility to my right and then try to push myself to match her performance level. You never know how long others have been practicing yoga so stay within the limits your body can handle so you wont get hurt.

          .                           yoga

2) Wear proper yoga clothing: Yoga clothing should allow you to move from pose to pose freely. Dont wear constricting clothes that will frustrate you during your practice. Always opt for comfort and loose.

have fun with your workout                                     

3) Stay hydrated: Especially when practicing "hot yoga."


4) Focus on relaxation during your practice: yoga takes immense amounts of concentration to move through your practice. Work on being fully present during your practice so your body can benefit fully from it.

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Just a few benefits of yoga:
-anxiety and depression decrease
-posture increases
-memory improves
-concentration improves
-attention improves
-vitamin c increases
-mood improves
-depth perception improves

                                                         cute tee (I heart sweat)

*Paired with running:
If you are a runner, yoga is the perfect excercise for you! On your rest days try and get a yoga class in just to stretch those achey muscles.

Strive for fitness                      

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