It’s that time of year again, the weather is warming up, the boutiques are stocked with beautiful spring fashion, it can only mean one thing – Spring Racing Carnival is here! While yoga classes may be the last thing on your mind as you race around trying to find the right bag to match your shoes – a yoga class could be a saviour to help you recover after a day of indulgence. Whether you are going to the Caulfield Cup or you have planned a full week of festivities at Flemington, it’s important to have a plan for your post races recovery.
Bad shoes – sore feet
Every year we tell ourselves we are going to wear comfortable, sensible shoes to the races – but more often than not, that just isn’t realistic. So, if you wake up the day after the races with sore, achy feet, and you can’t possibly imagine being able to put on runners, a yoga class could be the answer. Give your feet a rest, and take a low impact yoga class such as yin yoga classes offered at Kaya Health Clubs, located in Prahran and Melbourne (Emporium), so you can get your body moving, without putting excessive strain on your already tender toes.
Standing all day – sore back and legs
Aside from the obvious discomfort caused by standing all day in heels, if you are standing on uneven ground such as the lawn by the mounting yard, or the car parks in The Nursery, you may not realise it at the time, but this is also putting strain on your back, neck, shoulders and legs. When the excitement of the races reaches fever pitch, the last thing you will be thinking about is stopping to stretch your spine and calf muscles, so the next morning, these areas might feel tight and stiff. Once again, a yoga class will help you relax, stretch and relieve the tension that has been building up in these muscles and joints. If you are looking for a central location to practise yoga in Prahran and Emporium, Kaya Health Club studios are both located close to public transport to make getting there a breeze.
Over-indulgence – build up of toxins
Champagne and the races go hand in hand, so if you have enjoyed a few celebratory bubbles over the course of the day, you may wake up feeling a little tired and sluggish the following day. This is the perfect time (although you may not feel like it) to get your body moving, and start stimulating your circulatory system to help your body detox and flush out some of those toxins. Yoga classes are a great place to gently get your body moving, and stretch out those tired and weary muscles, and a fast-paced flowing vinyasa class can leave you feeling energised.
So if you have a day at the races planned, take a look at the yoga schedule for Kaya Health Clubs, and see if there is a class that can help you unwind. Rejuvenate your body from the inside out, to keep you feeling your best, and ready for the next exciting race day. With a vast range of different yoga styles on offer, and over 30 dedicated yoga classes scheduled each week, at each of our two convenient locations, Kaya Health Clubs are sure to have a class to help you get back on your feet.
To try a yoga class at Kaya Health Clubs, take advantage of a complimentary class! Call and speak to the team at Kaya to start your yoga journey (03) 9090 1000.
we have over 30 Yoga classes each week at EACH location