Workout fads come and go, but no other form of exercise is as enduring as yoga. It’s certainly true in Tucson. It is an ancient and complex practice, rooted in Indian philosophy, that originated several thousand years ago. What began as a spiritual practice has become a popular (and many believe best) way of promoting physical and mental well-being.
Yoga classes do more than burn calories and tone muscles. They are a total mind-body workout that combines strengthening and stretching poses with deep breathing and meditation or relaxation. Might you anticipate weight loss? Yes…but oh so much more.
A large proportion of yoga-practicing adults in the U.S. perceive its benefits in that it helped:
- reduce stress
- improve sleep
- make them felt better emotionally
- make it easier to cope with health problems
- improve their overall health and made them feel better
- motivate them to exercise more regularly
- motivate them to eat healthier
Yoga targets a student’s core, arms, legs, glutes and back…and aims to increase both strength and flexibility. And nothing more than a yoga mat is needed to get started!
Sierra Fitness – so near premier shopping, dining and other desirable retail businesses – offers group exercise classes entitled Beginners Yoga, All Levels Yoga and Flow Yoga. Work one into your schedule soon. Enjoy the serenity that results from focused work in our yoga studio environment.