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Discover The Magic of Yoga With TWO WEEKS UNLIMITED For Just $49!
At The Woods Yoga, we're on a mission to help MORE PEOPLE DO MORE YOGA. We know how good it feels to practice and we've experienced the physical and mental health benefits of yoga. Our job is to help get you started so you can experience these benefits for yourself. That's why we offer a two week trial for just $49! We encourage you to try as many classes as you are able. Try different styles, different teachers, and different times of day. Each class is different and each teacher delivers a unique experience.
Allow us to guide you on this journey, and if you don't know where to start, just ask. Studio Owner, Christine is available for virtual or in-person consults and tours of the studio. We know it can be intimidating to walk into a yoga studio and try something new. Trust us, you will not be the only one who is new to yoga. And it's okay to not know what you're doing! That's actually part of the process. The goal isn't to master the pose, there really is no goal. We're just practicing ways to be okay with being uncomfortable.
So sign up for your two week trial and come along for the ride! All you have to do is show up, the yoga will do the rest.
We hope you're looking forward to your first class as much as we are!
If you still need a little nudge to get started, consider some of these benefits:
1. YOGA IMPROVES STRENGTH, BALANCE + FLEXIBILITY
Slow movements and deep breathing increase blood flow and warm up muscles, while holding a pose can build strength.
Try it: Tree Pose
Balance on one foot, while holding the other foot to your calf or above the knee (but never on the knee) at a right angle. Try to focus on one spot in front of you, while you balance for 10-60 seconds.
2. YOGA HELPS WITH BACK PAIN RELIEF
Yoga is as good as basic stretching for easing pain and improving mobility in people with lower back pain. The American College of Physicians recommends yoga as a first-line treatment for chronic low back pain.
Try it: Cat-Cow Pose
Get on all fours, placing your palms underneath your shoulders and your knees underneath your hips. First, inhale, as you let your stomach drop down toward the floor. Then, exhale, as you draw your navel toward your spine, arching your spine like a cat stretching.
3. YOGA CAN EASE ARTHRITIS SYMPTOMS
Gentle yoga has been shown to ease some of the discomfort of tender, swollen joints for people with arthritis.
4. YOGA BENEFITS HEART HEALTH
Regular yoga practice may reduce levels of stress and body-wide inflammation, contributing to healthier hearts. Several of the factors contributing to heart disease, including high blood pressure and excess weight, can also be addressed through yoga.
Try it: Downward Dog Pose
Get on all fours, then tuck your toes under and bring your sitting bones up, so that you make a triangle shape. Keep a slight bend in your knees, while lengthening your spine and tailbone.
5. YOGA RELAXES YOU, TO HELP YOU SLEEP BETTER
Research shows that a consistent bedtime yoga routine can help you get in the right mindset and prepare your body to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Try It: Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose
Sit with your left side against a wall, then gently turn right and lift your legs up to rest against the wall, keeping your back on the floor and your sitting bones close to the wall. You can remain in this position for 5 to 15 minutes.
6. YOGA CAN MEAN MORE ENERGY + BRIGHTER MOODS
You may feel increased mental and physical energy, a boost in alertness and enthusiasm, and fewer negative feelings after getting into a routine of practicing yoga.
7. YOGA HELPS YOU MANAGE STRESS
According to the National Institutes of Health, scientific evidence shows that yoga supports stress management, mental health, mindfulness, healthy eating, weight loss and quality sleep.
Try It: Corpse Pose (Savasana)
Lie down with your limbs gently stretched out, away from the body, with your palms facing up. Try to clear your mind while breathing deeply. You can hold this pose for 5 to 15 minutes.
8. YOGA CONNECTS YOU WITH A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY
Participating in yoga classes can ease loneliness and provide an environment for group healing and support. Even during one-on-one sessions loneliness is reduced as one is acknowledged as a unique individual, being listened to and participating in the creation of a personalized yoga plan.
9. YOGA PROMOTES BETTER SELF-CARE
Once you start feeling connected to your body, you might begin to make more healthy choices for yourself.
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