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Discover the wellness benefits of yoga

submitted by Airmid Wellness Yoga and Counseling Center, www.airmidwellness.com

If you’ve been thinking about getting or staying in shape or finding a mindful and empowering activity, then yoga may be for you even if you’ve never done it before.

Yoga has many health benefits, including reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, improving memory loss, imbalance, improving sleep, increasing flexibility, reducing symptoms of menopause, losing weight, lowering blood pressure, reducing the pain of arthritis and back pain, building lean muscle and strength of bones.

*Gentle and Restorative Yoga – The healing power of yoga focuses on balancing body, mind and uplifting people’s spirits. Gentle yoga class starts with connecting to the breath; building on a gentle sequence of postures, then restorative postures through closing. This is a great way to start your day.

*Fun Yoga for Our Kids – Yoga is a tool empowering the child to self-regulate emotions and achieve calm in an overstimulating world. Yoga improves behavioral issues for all children including those with learning disorders and has also been shown to improve the lives of children with autism spectrum disorders. Yoga for young kids helps develop emerging language, math and memory skills, develops large and small motor skills. Even very young ones can improve their fitness, focus and develop creativity and self-esteem.

*Gentle Yoga with Relaxation Meditation – Gentle Yoga with relaxation meditation will guide you to open and quiet the mind and body. Soft subtle movements and visualization will relax you at every level and help to reduce tension and anxiety. You will become more centered and grounded all day long.

*Chair Yoga – Yoga is for everyone, even if you have limited mobility or are unable to sit on the ground or have trouble getting up. Chair yoga offers people of all ages and abilities all of the benefits of traditional yoga in a chair. There is no need to miss out on the benefits of yoga just because you may have restrictions.

* De-stress and feel balanced in mind and body. Yoga and Meditation as well as other movement classes such as Tai Chi and Pilates can help to improve your health and well-being, feel better and bring your body back to balance.