We are all familiar with our own fitness routine, and its rare to stray away from what we are comfortable with. But if you have never tried a yoga class in Melbourne, perhaps now is the time to embark on the unfamiliar, and immerse yourself in something new. Here are just a few reasons that may tempt you into trying a yoga class:
Yoga uses different muscles:
While doing any form of exercise, regularly, is excellent for your general health and wellbeing, we can fall into a fitness ‘rut’, where we strengthen only the muscles that our chosen activities utilise. Even an athlete with incredible fitness can be surprised at the different muscle groups that suddenly awaken, when starting a new yoga program.
Yoga studios are a comfortable environment to meditate:
Yoga classes in Melbourne are a sanctuary from the cold when outdoor activities become less and less enticing due to either the chilly winter months, or the stifling summer heat. They are also designed to help you unwind, and to release tension and stress by incorporating meditation into their classes. This enables you to nurture your mind and body, within the realm of your yoga mat.
Yoga is low impact on your joints:
Unlike running, walking, tennis or other team sports such as netball or soccer, where the weight of your body is bouncing on your joints every time you take a pounding stride or stop suddenly, yoga is designed to gently stretch the muscles, and build strength without sharp, jarring movements, thus saving your knees,hips and ankles from wear and tear.
Yoga is good for both your physical and mental health:
the main principles of yoga aim to align your mind and body – so although a yoga class can really get your blood circulating which helps release endorphins,(the happy hormone that comes from exercise), it also incorporates meditation, which can be a great tool to help your wind down and quieten your busy mind.
You can start at any level of ability:
And it is up to you as to how hard you want to push yourself and what goals you want to achieve with your yoga journey. Unlike a heavy cardio based class that can be brutal to start when you haven’t yet built up your fitness; yoga classes are designed to let you slowly build up to the intensity were you feel most comfortable.
So, whether you are looking for a change from your mundane routine, or you want to start your new health and wellbeing journey but are nervous to take the first step, take a look at a Kaya Health Clubs, located in Prahran or Melbourne CBD. Try out a new yoga class, and see if the combination of gentle, fluid position transitions, coupled with breathing and meditation exercises might just be the refreshing new start you have been looking for. Kaya Health Clubs are tailored to suit beginners, just starting out on their yoga journey, and all the skill levels in between, up to advanced yogis, who are looking to challenge themselves further and advance their techniques. If you would like to know more about Kaya Health Club’s, call and speak to one of our knowledgeable team members, to help you take that first step: (03) 9090 1000.