3 Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Life

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1. Breath & Awareness

Breath is the foundation to any yoga class. Often, you’ll see a class start with everyone sitting, observing their breath. This allows us to connect with the breath and pay attention to the stress that we may be carrying in our body. This is a great tool to carry out into everyday life. Do you notice how stress starts to build in your body? Constriction in the breath? Tight muscles? Yoga builds awareness and connection.

2. Practice & Commitment

Showing up: Sometimes, that’s the hardest thing to do. If your goals focus on simply moving through many postures, or becoming as flexible as possible in a short time, you may never get there. Your body needs time to change and adapt. Yoga is about committing to consistent and mindful movement. You’ll gain flexibility and strength from a regular practice. Commitment is the key to unlocking the benefits of yoga. Comparison and perfectionism results in unhappiness. By choosing to show up and observe your breath and movement, you’ll gain what yoga has to offer.

3. Flow & Meditation

In flow, we link every movement from the beginning of the class to the end of the class with breath. Often, in daily life, we live in our heads. I, like many others, sit in front of a computer for 7+ hours a day at a desk job. I live in my mind. Taking time out to practice yoga gets you out of your head and into your body. You don’t have to sit still to meditate – flowing with yoga is a great way to find power that is much deeper than a set of postures on your mat.

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3 Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Life

Meet Sarah, our new yoga instructor

Have you had a chance to try our new Yoga for strength series and meet Sarah Kozlowski? If not why not take a moment to find out why Sarah practices Yoga. Who knows maybe it will inspire you to practice as well.

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Why I practice:

I have been practicing yoga on and off throughout my life. In the last few years, I have taken my practice more seriously. This eventually resulted in me receiving my teaching certification from Karma Teachers.

 

At first, yoga was something to help with relaxation. Dealing with the stresses of school and a full-time job left me feeling worn out, anxious, and overworked. At first, I started practicing at home following Youtube videos. Then I started attending classes regularly, and now I have a consistent Ashtanga practice. It’s something that has been slowly built over time.
I love how yoga helps connect your mind with your body. Right now, we are constantly connected online via our phones, computer, tablets, fitbits and a million other devices. Yoga is a way to disconnect from all of that and turn inward. I love yoga because it helps me observe my thoughts, turn off my mind, and find a connection with my body. I teach Yoga because I want to help you do the same.

Meet Sarah, our new yoga instructor