Yoga is a holistic exercise that not only stretches and improves the body, it stretches and improves our mind! What is learned in yoga can be taken out of the classroom and applied to our lives and everyday experiences and situations.
Whether at the workplace or working in our homes, frustrations arise and our daily activities can become hectic and fast-paced. Feelings of anxiousness can further inhibit us to focus and get things done…Enter Yoga! Here’s where we can take what we have learned during classroom yoga sessions and apply to our lives. Yoga helps us to become aware of our bodies and how we’re feeling when we’re in the state of relaxation and quiet. During yoga you ‘scan’ your body and become keenly aware of sensations and in tune with heart rate and breathing, as well as any muscle tension. Performing deep breathing and concentrating on stretching helps us to focus on the task at hand and calm us. Yoga teaches us to become more grounded and clears the clutter in the mind.
Our day-to-day relationships with co-workers, children, and partners can sometimes bring about negative emotions…Enter Yoga! Yoga can help with these feelings. In yoga, when we’re concentrating on the mantras or the music – that is often when ideas come to us or we think of ways of coping with challenges that we are trying to overcome in life. Yoga also increases endorphins which help to provide mental clarity and mood elevation.
Adding yoga in our daily lives gives a feeling of serenity and encourages positive thoughts. It also helps to direct our energy where we want it to go. When feeling stressed, breathe deeply in through the nose and out several times. Basic yoga positions and stretches can be done anywhere and added to our routine throughout the day!
CNY Healing Arts Centers – Click here for class schedules
195 Intrepid Lane, Syracuse, NY 13205
2244 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14610
585.244.1280 ext. 2