Ever wonder about all the hype surrounding yoga? Why do people always leave yoga group classes at our gym in Burlington looking so relaxed — and why do they keep coming back for more?
The satisfaction of yoga group fitness at Womens Fitness Clubs of Canada in Burlington is evident on the faces of our members. In fact, we want to help you understand why yoga leaves everyone feeling so wonderfully tranquil. Let’s take a look at a few of the things yoga can do for you, too.
The biggest impact of yoga is on the muscles. The stretches and poses of yoga leave muscles more flexible, strong, and toned.
When your muscles get this kind of workout, there’s a positive domino effect on the rest of your body and mind. For example, headaches and neck, back, and joint pain usually stem from issues such as muscle tension and inflammation, and stress that has taken up residence.
Get muscles moving, strengthen and balance them, work out the knots and trigger points, and a lot of good things start to happen!
Bones and Connective Tissues
When weight is put on your legs, bones respond by increasing in density to better bear the stress. Softer connective tissues like tendons and ligaments are also strengthened and stretched.
Other forms of more high impact exercise place wear on the joints due to repetition and jarring motions. Yoga is a much gentler exercise that leaves your muscles, joints, and tissue healthier rather than aching.
Cardiovascular and Immune Systems
Which leads us to the flow of blood: any exercise that uses your muscles and gets your heart rate up is going to improve circulation. The mindful stretching of yoga increases blood flow and oxygenation to many tissues. As tender as yoga may be on bones and joints, you’ll still give your metabolism the gentle nudge in needs to burn calories.
Calm the Mind and Decrease Stress
Yoga has benefits for the mind as well as the body. Common results of yoga at our Burlington gym include a more peaceful mind and calmer mood, more focus, greater body awareness, and a more positive outlook.
Our gym in Burlington also offers Hot Yoga. Taking place in a heated room, the stretching and strengthening not only tones muscles, but it detoxifies, as well. (Individuals with medical concerns should consult their doctor before attending Hot Yoga classes).
These effects on the mind, as well as the direct benefits to the body, contribute to lowering stress – which, in turn, can have a beneficial effect on work, relationships, and enjoyment of life. It can also ease back and neck pain, sleep issues, headaches, and the inability to concentrate.
If you’ve experienced any of the aches, pains, and stress that we’ve mentioned, part of your solution may be to simply move your body while allowing your mind to be still!
The goal of the yoga studio at our Burlington fitness center is to give you the space and guidance you need to implement yoga as one of your healthy lifestyle practices.
Want to know more about yoga group fitness classes at our gym? Check out the gym schedule or call us at 905.631.1520.