CroiYoga is where you can find balance, harmony and energy renewal amdist the hectic bustle of everyday pressures and deadlines. Learn to relax and enjoy stretching your body and freeing your mind with a CroiYoga class.
Improved flexibility is one of the first and most obvious benefits of yoga. You’ll probably also notice over time that aches and pains start to disappear. That’s no coincidence as for example tight hips can strain the knee joint due to improper alignment of the thigh and shinbones. Tight hamstrings can lead to a flattening of the lumbar spine which can cause back pain, inflexibility in muscles and connective tissue such as fascia and ligaments can cause poor posture which in turn can cause back, neck and other muscle and joint problems.
BUILDS MUSCLE STRENGTH
Yoga builds muscle strength, strong muscles do more that just look good! They protect us from conditions like arthritis and back pain. When you build strength through yoga, you balance it with flexibility. When you go to the gym to lift weight you might build strength at the expense of flexibility.
CroiYoga classes begin with a reminder to honour your body’s particular needs and limits on that particular day. This basic ability to scan and assess yourself as you practice will help reduce the incidence of injury when running or playing other sports. Plus, flexible, well-stretched yoga muscles will heal and recover more quickly after working out or getting strained.
Stress Relief We all find ways to deal with stress but sometimes going to amped up gyms or punching a punch bag can make you more aggressive or more tired or even more stressed! Yoga on the other hand employs a number of relaxation techniques which with regular practice, can make you feel calmer overall. Along with training your body, yoga trains your mind to see the bigger picture and learn to respond rather than react. Being forced to unplug from texts, calls and emails in a quiet environment for an hour doesn’t hurt either.
CALM YOUR MIND
In the midst of a jam-packed schedule, committing to the relaxed space of a yoga class might be the only way for some people to slow down and breathe right. Yoga breathing exercises, called pranayama, have been developed over thousands of years to calm and tame that endless stream of thoughts. This leads to greater concentration as you work your way through each pose—and, in most cases, a calmness that lasts the rest of the day and certainly leads to a deep night’s sleep.
SETS YOUR GOALS
CroiYoga teachers ask you to set an intention for that particular session or in some other part of your life. This simple act saying something in your head like, “I’ll be easier on myself for one hour,” can have far-reaching effects. Many of us struggle with knowing what we want. Yoga can help that question become more real, tangible, and accessible in everyday life.