Yoga & Bikram classes
Yoga classes near me
The mountain pose. Downward dog. Warrier. Tree pose. Bridge pose. Triangle pose. Seated twist. Cobra. Pigeon pose. Crow pose. It can all seem a little confusing when you start. The good news is, you practice it in a group so you can learn off each other. It’s one of those sports that feel like you’re not even exercising. The benefits of this amazing exercise span beyond just a toned physique.
It’s equally an investment in your mind, as it is your body. It focuses on your body’s natural tendency toward health and self- healing – a centuries-old trend in China that’s making waves in Australia. People are questioning Western society’s ‘band-aid solution’ to health, looking for alternative, holistic therapies such as acupuncture and meditation. Visit our studio to find out more informaton and experience the benefits of it yourself.
Bikram yoga by the sea
If you’re a yogi and want to take your practice to the next level or you’re a beginner considering if yoga is for you, try bikram. It’s a form of hot yoga that pushes your body (and mind) to the limit. But that feeling you get after the 90-minute class is unlike anything. You walk out, feeling like you’ve just run a marathon. It’s tough, yet still therapeutic, with 26 postures and two breathing exercises in a heated room (usually 35–42 °C with a humidity of 40%).
If you’re just starting out, don’t feel bikram is beyond you. While yogis are in tune with their breathing, it doesn’t mean you won’t be able to do it. This is great for all levels of physical fitness and systematically works through the entire body to stimulate every single muscle, joint, tendon, ligament, organ, and gland. If you’re concerned about your body acclimatising to the heat, talk to our instructors. We’ll make sure you feel comfortable, not worried, when you walk into the room. Let us know if you’re pregnant or you have any past injuries. This is always good for us to know.
Working every part of your body, inside and out
Hot yoga is a great way to help your body
*Toning and building strength and flexibility in muscles
*Help with healing old injuries and diseases, and also prevent them in the future
*Cardiovascular conditioning and workout
*Purification of the complete body
*Relaxation and alleviation of stress
*Mental focus and discipline
*Overall wellbeing. Please share any specific health goals and we’ll do our best to help you reach them.
The purpose of practicing yoga is to create strength, awareness, and harmony in both the mind and body. It has both physical and mental benefits. In today’s busy world, yoga is time for us to remain still, to slow down. The relaxation techniques incorporated can minimise chronic pain such as lower back issues, arthritis, headaches, and carpel tunnel syndrome.
It can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia. Other physical benefits include: Increased flexibility Increased muscle strength and tone Prevents cartilage & joint breakdown Protects your spine Increases blood flow Improved respiration, energy & vitality Drains lymphs & boosts immunity Reduces blood pressure Regulates adrenal glass – reducing stress Maintaining a balanced metabolism Weight reduction Cardio and circulatory health Improved athletic performance Protection from injury.
Mentally, This type of fitness benefits are immense. It’s a great way to manage stress which so many of us suffer from. Stress and anxiety can reveal itself in various ways – neck and back pain, sleeping issues, headaches, substance abuse, and an inability to concentrate. It has proved to develop coping skills and reaching a more positive mindset. By following a regular yoga practice, you can gain mental clarity and calmness, increase bodily awareness, and relieve chronic stress patterns. Relax your mind, sharpen your concentration, and increase your resilience.
Yoga vs. Pilates. Which one is better?
Unsure which practice is better for you? While very similar, they do have their own strengths. Yoga, for example, can be used for improving your flexibility. It’s designed to unite the mind, body, and spirit. Whereas pilates focuses on relaxing your muscles which are tense and stressed. It also works to strengthen your muscles.
With pilates, the focus is on the core so that you can move freely, fully. We all know that exercise produces endorphins, the happy hormone. And this rings very true for yoga exercises. Consistent practice improves depression and leads to a significant increase in serotonin levels – while a decrease in the levels of monoamine oxidase (an enzyme that breaks down neurotransmitters) and cortisol. Studies have shown that the left prefrontal cortex developed heightened activity in meditators.
This proves that it makes us happier and healthier. And we could all benefit from being happier, can’t we? Find your health tribe in our studio. Live in Somerton Park, Hove, Novar Gardens, Brighton, Plympton, Morphettville, Camden Park or other suburbs close to Glenelg? We’re your local studio. Ask us about the different classes we have available. Come and see us at our amazing studio today.