Maybe you’re thinking yoga is only for the naturally super flexible and it’s not all for you. In fact, you cringe just looking at yogis bend and stretch. What might seem impossible and can become very ordinary and enjoyable with practice and intentional learning of bikram yoga poses. With regular at Yoga Westside your muscles remember what they did and it will become easier to do poses and hold them longer. Over time you will begin to see the benefits of yoga in your body, mind and spirit. The joy you feel when you commit to regular yoga practice is unmatched by any other form of exercise. Our yoga instructors have long time experience working with both new and experienced practitioners of yoga and we help transform your body and elevate your practice to new heights.
Improve Flexibility and Balance
Don’t worry about touching your toes when your first start yoga. That is not the goal but the end result of regular practice will definitely be that you see an improvement in your flexibility and balance. There are dozens of styles of yoga and some are more complex than others but one truth among many is that they all include a series of poses, which will change the way your body moves. As your practice becomes stronger so do your muscles ability to stretch and lengthen and provide you with ability to maintain strong balance in life and your practice.
It is no wonder that yoga is an ancient practice, dating back to more than 5000 in India. Practicing not only builds strength of mind but also muscle strength. There are many poses that require arm, shoulder back and core strength to maintain the postures. While yoga positions can be very physical and were created to build flexibility strength, others were designed to build strength. Put these poses together you will begin to see an overall change in your body’s shape and ability to perform daily tasks. Westside Yoga is a leader in the region that educates students on the benefits of yoga and how much better you will feel after regular practice builds your strength and endurance.
It doesn’t take much research to read about the benefits of yoga and its power to reduce stress. Whether you are interested in yoga classes for beginners or you are a more experiences practitioner you will feel the powerful effect that yoga has on the mind and body. Both yoga meditation and yoga workout programs have the ability to reduce anxiety, blood pressure, fatigue and depression. The breathing, yoga stretches and yoga positions you will do all play a roll in not only loosening your joints but will also alleviate stress as you move concentrate on the moments of your practice inside the studio and let the outside world fall away.
Build Joint Health and Alleviate Back Pain
If you’ve never practiced yoga, then it may seem counterintuitive that regularly moving in to yoga positions can help alleviate back pain and build up health of your joints. But getting started is the key to improvement. At Yoga Westside we have a great deal of students who have seen the benefit of yoga exercise with issues like arthritis as well as less injuries when performing other types of exercises. Our yoga instruction is designed to over time build up all areas of your body so that you see the benefits of yoga and its ability to improve your quality of life.