Portland Yoga Classes
Yoga is a form of mind, body, and spiritual therapy that has roots dating back to ancient times in India and it has been getting more popular in America over the years. Practicing Yoga involves blending physical and mental activities with the purpose of achieving an improved overall well being. The physical aspect involves poses and postures that are used to boost flexibility and body strength. The mental part focuses on breathing and meditation techniques that can help ease the mind.
Incorporating Yoga into your lifestyle can help you get into shape, build muscle, and increase your flexibility. You don’t have to be in great shape to start Yoga as there are techniques with varying degrees of difficulty and modifications to exercises can be made for you to be successful in your yoga practice. The various poses that are used range from simple stretching to very complex positions but they are all designed to increase body strength, balance, and flexibility.
We live in a demanding society where many people get overwhelmed by the pressures of daily life and sometimes we even forget how to relax. The breathing and meditation techniques that are used in Yoga will give you the tools to manage and reduce stress effectively. The reduction of stress and anxiety is not only good for the mood and the mind. Many common conditions are triggered by high levels of stress and learning to manage it properly can help you achieve a higher quality of life. The symptoms of heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and many other ailments can all be reduced by enrolling in a Yoga class.
At Northwest Women’s Fitness, our experienced Yoga instructors can help improve your quality of life. Contact us or visit us in Portland for more information.