Yoga has been part of my life for nearly twenty years. I’ve changed, and so has my yoga. It started as an activity to stretch my track/ volleyball/ basketball/ hockey/ snowboarding muscles. It felt good. I was flexible and acrobatic, and I looked for dynamic and advanced physical practices. It was fun. But then, it was more. It was a time to be present. Although that sounds easy, and in theory it is, it was more than I was expecting. It was, and really is, the practice of finding union. Body, mind and soul.
- Gently stretches the hips, thighs, and ankles
- Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and fatigue
- Relieves back and neck pain when done with head and torso supported
- Strengthens and stretches the legs, knees, and ankles
- Stretches the groins, spine, waist, chest, lungs, and shoulders
- Stimulates abdominal organs
- Increases stamina
- Stimulates abdominal organs, ovaries and prostate gland, bladder, and kidneys
- Stimulates the heart and improves general circulation
- Stretches the inner thighs, groins, and knees
- Helps relieve mild depression, anxiety, and fatigue
- Soothes menstrual discomfort and sciatica
Written by Jennifer Saunders.
Jennifer is Owner of Aurora Yoga & Wellness Center in Jaco beach.