Unless you haven’t been following pop culture, you’re probably heard of yoga. Lots of celebrities – and ordinary people – swear by it to keep themselves in good shape. Maybe you’ve tried yoga before and love it, or maybe you aren’t sure whether or not it’s for you. You might be thinking, “How can I get in shape with yoga? Isn’t it just stretching?” But yoga is actually much more than that! Find out all the facts about yoga from Big Vanilla and see what it is you’ve been missing!
Yoga originally came from India, where it was used a spiritual practice. Today, it has transformed into a calming way to exercise. Yoga focuses on a series of poses that target different areas of your body. There are a wide variety of yoga classes to focus on your unique goals and fitness level, so you’ll never have a problem finding one that will best fit you.
Yoga is generally practiced in a group setting under the guidance of an instructor. Yoga classes will teach you basic or more expert poses depending on your experience level. As your yoga course progresses you’ll perfect old yoga poses as well as learn new ones. Yoga classes are very relaxed and you’ll never feel rushed or judged by your instructor or the other class participants.
Benefits of Yoga
Yoga has a lot of great benefits, including some you’ve probably never even considered! Yoga can:
- Decrease your blood pressure
- Ease joint pain
- Give you better posture
- Improve your balance
- Increase your flexibility
- Lower your stress level
- Strengthen your muscles
- And more!
As you can see, yoga’s benefits are many and varied. You’ll be amazed at the change you see in yourself when you start doing yoga!
Yoga Classes at Big Vanilla Athletic Club
If you’re ready to see the difference yoga will make in your body, come to Big Vanilla. We have several yoga courses to introduce you to the exercise or help you master moves you already know. Our yoga classes include:
- AM Yoga – focuses on breathing and body strength
- Gentle Yoga – basic yoga presented in a mild manner
- Vinyasa Flow Yoga – classical style yoga that emphasizes breathing and meditation
- Yoga & Core Strength – yoga that focuses on strengthening your core muscles
- Yoga Fundamentals – great for people new to yoga
- YRG (Yoga for Regular Guys and Gals) – a non-traditional yoga course to help you build strength
Certain courses are only offered at the Arnold or the Pasadena facility, so check out our group exercise class descriptions to see if what you’re looking for is offered near you! We have courses for every fitness level, so don’t shy away from yoga because you haven’t worked out in a while! You’ll find yoga is both a great way to start exercising again or keep yourself fit!
If you’re ready to experience yoga for yourself, get a free 7-day guest pass and try yoga at our Arnold or Pasadena, MD health clubs today!