In a forever changing world, we’re constantly looking for that perfect form of exercise that fits into our crazy lives. We want to live healthier, look better, eat more nutritiously and think more positively.
And consistency! Something that will suit our needs for longer than a two week trial.
Unlike the abundance of exercise fads that come and go, Yoga has been around for thousands of years. It cultivates health and wellbeing (physical, emotional, mental and social) through the regular practice of a range of many different techniques, including postures and movement, breath awareness and breathing exercises, relaxation and concentration, self-inquiry and meditation.*
A incredible benefit of yoga is that you can tailor your practice to suit how you are on that particular day. Whether you’re sore from other physical activity and need it for rehab, whether you’ve had the most stressful day at work and need to mend your mind or whether you want strengthen your muscles and improve you flexibility.
There is range of different types of yoga, some of the more popular practices are:
- Hatha. The form most often associated with yoga, it combines a series of basic movements with breathing.
- Vinyasa. A series of poses that flow smoothly into one another.
- Power. A faster, higher-intensity practice that builds muscle.
- Ashtanga. A series of poses, combined with a special breathing technique.
- Bikram. Also known as “hot yoga,” it’s a series of 26 challenging poses performed in a room heated to a high temperature.
- Iyengar. A type of yoga that uses props like blocks, straps, and chairs to help you move your body into the proper alignment.
Our Osteopath Rebecca recently did a 200 hour teacher training through Baptiste Yoga, a US based vinyasa/flow yoga founded by Baron Baptiste. She hopes to be able to use her experience and training to benefit her Osteopathic practice and educate patients further on the benefits of yoga and breathing.
For more information please contact the clinic, speak to your Osteopath at your next appointment or visit *Yoga Australia