Monthly Archives: February 2015
By, Charlotte Snow YOGA - WHY DO IT?? There are many reasons to do yoga. Increased blood flow throughout the body, stress management, muscle flexibility, better energy, improved sleep, just to name a few. Never tried it? Think it isn't for you? Afraid you'll make a fool of yourself in class? Not to worry! There is a way to solve each of these issues. First of all, there are may different types and styles of yoga. From vigorous vinyasas and ashtanga to power yoga, which are only a few of the many different styles you can practice, you are sure to find one you like! For those of you looking to incorporate an exercise routine into your lifestyle and perhaps don"t enjoy lifting weights and bodybuilding per-say, this would be a great way to burn calories, improve muscle agility and tone and shape your body. In yoga, you are using your own body weight and strength to hold various postures which help lengthen the muscles giving them more shape while also keeping them flexible and healthy. Have injuries that prevent you from getting your workout in? Great! Not great that you have injuries, but great that there's a way to work out, burn those calories AND also help heal your body! Yes. You read that right. Aside from taking Glutamine to help recover your muscle and prevent soreness, yoga has been proven to aid in the healing of many types of injuries, from neck and back to pulled leg muscles. Just be sure to make your instructor aware of your injuries at the beginning of class this way he or she can make any necessary modifications to the practice to prevent further injury and also help with the recovery process. Embarrassed to take class? Feel uncoordinated and afraid you might make a fool out of yourself? Well everyone has to start somewhere! But have no fear. There are many great DVDs you can buy to practice in privacy and comfort of your own home. Many on demand service providers also offer yoga classes on their exercise and fitness channels now as well, and most of them are free! How cool? This is a great way to boost your confidence! After a few sessions at home, you will be ready to join the class and set yourself up right in the front row! I personally LOVE hot yoga! It is my absolute favorite! It's cleansing, both physically and spiritually. I know some people, especially those trying to gain or keep weight on are skeptical of this practice. No worries. If this is you, just add a weight gainer from Muscle Sandwich into your diet! Still need more convincing? How does more restful sleep, better digestion and improved mental awareness and moods sound? Give it a try! What do you have to loose? I know you are going to love it!