Yoga has both preventive and therapeutic benefits. It has been shown to offer both physical and mental benefits to the body and the mind. The many physical benefits of hatha yoga are: it improves flexibility and muscle joint mobility; strengthens, tones, and builds muscles; corrects posture; strengthens the spine; eases back pain; improves muscular-skeletal conditions such as bad knees, tight shoulders and neck, swayback and scoliosis; increases stamina; creates balance and grace; stimulates the glands of the endocrine system; improves digestion and elimination; increases circulation; improves breathing disorders; boosts immune response; decreases cholesterol and blood sugar levels; and encourages weight loss. The mental benefits include: an increased body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns in the body; refreshes the body by relieving muscle strain; relaxes the mind and body; centers attention; sharpens concentration; and frees the spirit. No experience required- great for all ages & fitness levels.
The Hatha Yoga classes start with 5 minutes of breathwork, then 10 minutes of warm up poses. Then we move into the main poses (asanas) which are held for short periods of time. The last 15 minutes is a progressive relaxation and a visualization/meditation.
Please call Ila Jean to inquire if there is availability in the class as classes are often full:
Cost is $55 for a 9 week session. All classes meet weekly.
Breathe deeply and slowly. And may you find peace in every day.
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