Where should i start? Can Yoga help?
Yoga is tailored to your own condition and desire. Let`s start where you are and where you want to be.
1- I am overweight, I can hardly breathe!
Can yoga help you lose weight? Yes! If weight loss is your primary goal, yoga can give you the enthusiasm to create your weight loss plan and inner strength required to stick to the plan. Create a strategy based on clear understanding of the relationship of mind to body, and eventually to food and eating, and encouraging a healthy lifestyle.
2- I am too tight and I hate stretching. Yoga is just for girls.
Once upon a time, you might have been flexible, but as we age, our bodies seem stiffer and don’t seem to move as easily. Do you ever wonder if stretching really does anything for you?
- Injury Prevention – Stretching before a workout doesn’t really prevent injury, but being flexible overall can. A flexible muscle can absorb shock better and can handle movements that often lead to pulled muscles. Plus, lack of flexibility might even be linked to a known marker for cardiovascular disease and the risk for heart attack and stroke: arterial stiffness.
- Better range of motion – If you can take your joints through a full range of motion, you’ll be more balanced, more coordinated.
- More flexibility – It’s amazing how much flexibility we need each day, from bending over to tie our shoes to wrestling off tight, sweaty sports bras. It’s these small tasks that often challenge our flexibility the most.
- Stress relief – Stretching helps you relieve stress and tension.
Let me help you learn a few new, fun stretches today!
3- I have a lot of injuries, I am afraid of reinjuring myself.
With acute injuries, it’s also often best to work around the troubled area, focusing more on other parts of the body while letting the injured area rest. Restorative poses can be very useful since props can be used to support injured tissues, allowing good alignment with minimal exertion. Restoratives also help calm the nervous system, which may be agitated in response to the injury. When the body’s stress system is turned on, it fans the flames of inflammation and exacerbates muscle tension, contributing to both pain and misalignment. Other practices, such as chanting, meditation, guided imagery, and simple breath work, can also foster relaxation.
4- I am looking for a good workout.
Certain styles of yoga could be more satisfying those who wants more vigorous exericise such as Vinyasa Flow, Astanga, Power Yoga and Yogalates. They can build heat and boost your heart rate, potentially result in greater calorie burn.