Fitness Yoga Classes South Burlington VT
Ashtanga or Power Yoga, PreNatal, Kripalu, Seniors, Jivamukti, Iyengar, Flow, Children
Essex Junction, VT
Yoga Firms Your Body
Approaching middle age and beyond, we complain about losing our youth, vitality, energy, and our firm and youthful-looking bodies. As we age, skin loses its elasticity and begins to wrinkle and sag. Our face starts getting wrinkled; excess skin gathers around our bellies and on the backsides of our arms. It reminds us that if we donâÃÃ´t do something soon, weâÃÃ´ll look much older than we feel.
Loss of body tone is a natural phenomenon of aging and goes beyond making us look older. It impedes circulation and contributes to ill health. There are many ways to counter the loss of body tone and improve circulation. Most involve physical activities; such as running, jogging, racquet sports, swimming, gym workouts, and so on. All are effective, yet everybody do not prefer outdoor activities.
A principal impediment to maintaining a disciplined exercise program is that the older we become, the more difficult is to maintain a regular workout. The body resists and there is never enough time. It always seems like more we need to exercise, the harder it is. Yet in order for exercise to be effective, consistency over time is required.
When time is limited, we usually focus on one or two activities and tend to âÃÃºjust do itâÃÃ¹ without an appropriate warm-up or cool-down. In a best-case scenario, âÃÃºjust doing itâÃÃ¹ leads to boredom and a worse case scenario leads to injury. Although cross training is essential for maximizing physical health, we donâÃÃ´t make time for engaging in multiple sporting activities much less take time for effective warming-up, and cooling-down. This is when yoga becomes so advantageous.
Not only is yoga a fabulous cross training tool for virtually all sports, it is in itself, a total fitness package encompassing hundreds of different exercises, both aerobic and non-aerobic. Yet yoga goes well beyond athletics. Through its controlled and precise breathing; and through its strengthening, stretching, and endurance bui...