January is a time of new beginnings and fresh starts as we embark on all of the possibilities that a new year holds. As we decompress from the holiday season with a focus on detoxing and new beginnings why not integrate something different into your day ? Have you ever thought of trying a NEW Yoga Class.
There are a number of different types of yoga and there is a class to suit whatever body type or experience you have. Many people get intimidated by what they feel is a limitation in their flexibility but all yoga styles create a feeling of lightness, ease and relaxation. The myriad benefits of yoga – including lower blood pressure, increased strength and bone density and reduced anxiety – should be enough to get anyone on the mat.
Here is a description of some of the collection of classes that embrace the Yoga Lifestyle at Karma.
Aerial Yoga is a fun twist on yoga poses combined with acrobatics as you are suspended from the ceiling, standing into the silks or supported by the silks with your feet on the floor.
Hatha yoga is basically what all yoga is. The class is a classical approach to yogic breathing exercises and postures. It is suitable for all levels.
HIP & TWISTS
Hips tend to be the area in the body where we hold a great deal of tension. Here you will have the opportunity to focus on breath & release of tension in the hips. Twisting provides you the opportunity to detox your organs. You will leave class feeling uplifted & cleared of negative energy that boggs you down.
RESTORATIVE YOGA & MEDITATION
Relax & reduce stress as you hold each gentle pose (not usually more than 5 per class) using strategically placed props like blankets, bolsters, and soothing lavender eye pillows to help you sink into deep relaxation. The meditation is guided to assist you in your path to a clear state of mind to promote healing & holistic health.
STRETCH & TWIST IT OUT
Lengthen your muscles through yoga poses targeted to your body‘s needs, flowing quick enough to keep even the busiest minds settled.
A morning vinyasa flow routine to awaken the body physically, mentally & spiritually.
A vigorous series of postures linking breathe with movement that will open and cleanse your body, strengthen and lengthen your muscles, and calm, soothe, & open your mind.
Yin yoga is a quiet, meditative, passive, slow yoga practice focused on lengthening connective tissues and is meant to complement yang yoga—your muscle-forming active asana practice. Perfect for athletes and those seeking a greater understanding of their body.
At Karma Lifestyle we offer a variety of classes with many instructors and encourage you to try as many of them as you can to find what works for you ..... and anytime you can we recommend you switch it up and try something new?
Francesca Bonta, E-RYT 500