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The Benefits of Yoga

 

 

 

~By Elissa Peterson, Manager CorePower Yoga

 

 

 

Vinyasa Yoga is a moving meditation- the mind quiets while the body moves, flowing from one posture to the next with breath.

Besides slowing down our minds and improving our overall mental health, yoga has numerous physical benefits as well. A regular vinyasa yoga practice helps increase your body’s flexibility, improve your posture, relieve back pain, reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol and decrease body fat, prevent injury and helps to stabilize blood glucose levels (which is an important factor in the prevention or minimalization of diabetes).

 

Being a low-impact form of exercise, yoga helps to prevent arthritis and bone loss. In addition, a regular yoga practice will strengthen, lengthen and tone the muscles in the body. Yoga also promotes better sleep and improves digestion and, often times, metabolism.

 

 At CorePower Yoga, it’s also about sweat. We like to turn up the heat during our yoga classes for a number of reasons. Heat allows for a deeper cleanse of the body. Heat boosts the body’s circulation loosens up the muscles and detoxifies the organs. Heat allows for a greater range of motion in joints, muscles, ligaments and other supporting structures of the body. Heat also has a calming affect on the mind. When the mind slows down and the heart rate picks up you have the perfect combination for a vinyasa yoga practice. Our classes are heated from 85 degrees F to 105 degrees F. Check out our Class Descriptions to find the right class for you at http://www.corepoweryoga.com/


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