If you’re looking to improve your flexibility, strengthen your core and relax your body while still feeling a challenge, then yoga is right for you.
The more you do yoga, the more flexible you become. The poses stretch and open up the muscles. It may be hard to touch your toes at first, but over time, your muscles will actually loosen and you’ll be able to see your flexibility improving. This means that aches and pains that you've suffered with forever will start to disappear and you’ll bounce back from injuries faster.
Yoga is the perfect core workout because all of the poses help to strengthen the muscles that support the spine. When you have a strong core, you have better posture, too, which can help alleviate soreness in the shoulders, back and neck. The core is the center of the body, and the center of every yoga pose.
Yoga is perfect for every fitness level, and whether you’ve ever taken a yoga class or not, Flow Yoga incorporates modifications for the beginning yogi to the advanced yogi. No matter what your level of experience is, modifications can be given. Don’t let the fact that you’ve never taken a yoga class stop you.
Yoga is especially good for runners and athletes as greater flexibility will also increase muscle mass and lead to longer, leaner muscles. The lengthening of the muscle provides for more room for the muscles to grow. This means that larger muscles can develop, but not so much as to become big and bulky. Rather, they’ll appear more toned and streamlined.
Additionally, the types of yoga that require you to hold poses longer are more weight bearing, because the muscles are being forced to hold the body weight for an extended period of time.
Relaxing yet Challenging
Yoga is a great way to relax and bring peace to your chaotic life. It’s a great way to simply focus, and let yourself breathe. But, it’s also a challenging workout. Yoga allows you to both rest your body and work it at the same time. Yoga has actually been proven to reduce blood pressure.
The Downtown Athletic Club offers you both a great atmosphere and a wonderful studio yoga experience. Our DAC instructors are hands-on and skilled, and offer more guiding than coaching experience. Come take a Flow Yoga class. They’re great for all levels of yogi, from beginners to advanced.