6 Ways Your Investment in Yoga Will Pay Off

  • By Yoga Studio Calgary
  • 19 Jun, 2017
We all want to know that when we invest in anything, whether it be with our time, money, or efforts; that we will receive a payoff…..that is why we invest. An investment in a regular yoga practice will offer you the most valuable pay off, an enhanced state of living, a healthier you, a happy life.
  1. Increased flexibility - Not only does this improve your daily quality of life by reducing soreness and increasing blood flow. Increased flexibility is very important for injury prevention. You don’t have to be an elite athlete to think about injury prevention. Muscular skeletal injuries can occur at anytime, with any activity. Maybe you don’t want to pull a hamstring while bouncing with your kids on the trampoline. Maybe you don’t want to pull your groin while playing on your weekly rec hockey team. Maybe you just simply don’t want to strain your knee when (and in Calgary it’s a when, not an if) you slip on the ice in winter. 
  2.   Mental Clarity - Raise your hand if it is high on your priority list to quiet the mental chatter you have going on during all of your waking hours. Creating a state of mental clarity allows you to focus on the now, become far more productive with your time and efforts, and feel less stressed! A practice of mindfulness isn’t about silence and getting rid of all that mental chatter. It’s about organizing your thoughts, prioritizing your thoughts, getting rid of thoughts that leave you feeling sad, anxious and stressed and replacing them with higher vibrational thoughts. 
  3. Healthier blood - Have you thought about the state of health of your blood? Probably not. Yoga has been proven to relax blood vessels, and this enhances 1 June 19, 2017 circulation. This in turn, leaves your body better oxygenated and with far more energy.
  4.  A stacked body - Have you ever experienced what your body feels like when it is in proper alignment? It feels simply amazing. When your bones and joints are properly stacked you create a sense of weightlessness as you carry your body around throughout the day. Imagine a day when you no longer have back pain, knee aches, tension in your shoulders. That day is absolutely achievable with a regular yoga practice. 
  5. Better breathing - what is better breathing? Slower breathing. An extended exhale stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (the rest and digest) Anxiety, stress and feelings of being overwhelmed are completely stopped in their tracks when you are in a state of parasympathetic nervous system activation. 
  6.   What can all of this link back to? - A happy life of a healthy being. Yoga is an incredible chronic disease fighter. Chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease are linked to increased stress and poor physical health. Yoga is the only lifestyle practice that combats each contributing factor of chronic diseases.
The return on investment from a regular yoga practice is high and ongoing. Now that’s an investment worth making!

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By Yoga Studio Calgary 14 Aug, 2017
Your time is precious and often limited. When you have the chance to make it to a yoga class you sure want to get all out of it that you can! A yoga class offers you 75 minutes of time entirely just for you. This time is for your own self care so you can recharge and be able to serve the rest of your life to its full potential. Here are three ways you can get the most out of your practice starting today!
By Yoga Studio Calgary 09 Aug, 2017
Yoga for the lymphatic system is about the age old series of repetitive movements passed down from the old masters. When eliminating water build up in the lymph system, the immune system is strengthened to fight infections and free radicals. These poses vary from traditional asanas: they are repetitive, rhythmic movements specifically addressing the glands associated with the Lymph system. Drainage is encouraged from the massage like action and results are felt immediately. The benefits of Lymphatic drainage;

1) Stimulates circulation
2) Eliminates toxins
3) Increases skin’s elasticity 4
) Rejuvenates your nervous system
By Yoga Studio Calgary 09 Aug, 2017
Meditation is a key component of a regular yoga practice. We bring it into our studio classes and even have classes solely about meditation. We learn the value of sitting in stillness and going inward. There are many ways you can bring in mediation to your day off your yoga mat. Mindfulness is about awareness. By paying attention to what it is you are doing, and incorporating a rhythmic breathing pattern you stimulate this awareness.

1) Cooking a meal
2) Running, or other routine exercise
3) Having a shower
4) Journalling
5) Gardening
6) Cleaning
7) Creating or crafting
8) Eating
9) Reading
10) Having a pleasant conversation
By Yoga Studio Calgary 08 Aug, 2017

It is said that life begins at the end of your comfort zone. When you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. Why not try a new class!! Why not try our Balanced Yoga class with the incredible Marcy. This class begins September 11th.

This 75 minute class blends the dynamic energy of a flow class to strengthen, stretch, and get the body and mind invigorated. Then moves into stillness with poses that focus on lengthening, elongating, and releasing the fascia to loosening blockages. Held in a warm room to encourage blood flow and ease throughout the practice. The purpose of this class is to create a sense of unity and balance within the body, mind, and soul.

See you on the mat Mondays at 12:30 !

By Yoga Studio Calgary 01 Aug, 2017
It is said that life begins at the end of your comfort zone. When you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. Why not try a new class!! Why not try our Strength and Flow class with the incredible Wanita.

For those who have experience in yoga. A challenging class combining non-heated yoga flow, strengthening poses, longer holds and traditional vinyasa. Class participants will experience innovative ways to build strength through movement in a fun and light-hearted class which will enhance and enrich one's yoga practise.

Currently we have this class at our Varsity studio on Wednesdays at 5:00pm. In September we are starting a second class at our Oak Bay studio at 6:30pm with Christina…..See you on the mat!
By Yoga Studio Calgary 24 Jul, 2017
So there’s this thing called yoga. You are giving it a try. Your friends, maybe even your doctor have suggested you should give it a go. Maybe you have yet to join a class. Whatever it is, I am sure thoughts and ideas are swirling around in your head about what is and what isn’t yoga.
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