Back pain has become an epidemic in Western society. Four out of five Canadian adults will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Myalgia—muscle pain—in the back is sometimes caused by injury. More frequently it is a consequence of the modern, post-war urban lifestyle. The human body wasn’t meant to sit stationary for lengthy durations. Yet, the modern Western lifestyle requires us to remain seated in classrooms and offices for extended periods.
If you want to achieve the amazing results Bikram yoga has to offer, be sure to attend our next Focus 90 class. Focus 90 is a special class we host periodically to answer questions and make time for individual posture corrections. We slow things down to ensure that you’re working within your normal range of motion, applying the principle of less is more and doing the postures precisely for maximum benefit.
Hot yoga is more than just an intense workout that can reshape the look of our bodies. It can reset the body and restore balance to the musculoskeletal system. Its therapeutic nature makes us feel better as we go about our daily lives. It improves the way we sit, sleep, walk and work.
Retraining the muscle spindles and stretching the muscle fascia increases flexibility and improves overall musculoskeletal health. However, a continued, consistent hot yoga or yin yoga practice is essential in order to achieve full, lasting benefits. To increase flexibility and get optimal results from these two therapeutic practices, practice yoga at least three times per week.
Join us for our Focus 90 Posture Clinic on Saturday, January 23rd at noon. See demonstrations of each of the 26 poses. Get tips on how to execute each asana precisely while working within your current range of motion. Improve your postures with individual confirmations and corrections. Broaden your knowledge during question and answer session.
You’ll learn how to apply the principle of less is more to take your yoga practice to the next level and receive maximum health benefits.
Yoga can profoundly improve your body. After just one class you’ll experience increased brain function, increased flexibility and reduced stress levels.
Yoga can relieve chronic back or neck pain caused by poor body mechanics (how we hold our bodies as we perform daily tasks like sitting, standing, bending and sleeping). It can even alleviate serious health issues. In recent studies, subjects who practiced yoga for several weeks achieved lower blood pressure and improved lung function. Continued practice can increase bone density and lower one’s risk of heart disease. However, to achieve such remarkable results, one must commit to an effective, ongoing yoga practice.