Yoga & Pilates

YOGA

Jenny always wanted to study Yoga at its source. Her dream became a reality when she went to study in India under Yogacharya Lalit Kumar. She was trained in Ashtanga inspired yoga with Iyengar alignment techniques and methodology. Because she studied in Yoga's birthplace, her style of Yoga is very authentic. It combines asana, pranyama, mantras and meditation. Yoga is a complete science and Jenny believes it should be practiced as such.

Jenny has been practicing yoga for 10 years. She knows first hand the benefits it has on both the mind and body. She has a strong anatomical knowledge. This ensures her students are in the correct alignment in order to both deepen their practice and prevent injury.

The relaxation techniques used in yoga can lessen chronic pain. This could include lower back pain; arthritis; headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome. Yoga can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia.

Other physical benefits of yoga include:

  • Increased flexibility

  • Increased muscle strength and tone

  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality

  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism

  • Weight reduction

  • Cardio and circulatory health

  • Improved athletic performance

  • Protection from injuries

One of the best benefits of yoga is how it helps a person manage stress. This can have devastating effects on the body and mind. Stress can reveal itself in many ways, including back or neck pain, sleeping problems, headaches and lack of concentration. Yoga can help develop coping skills to achieve a more positive outlook on life.

Yoga’s incorporation of meditation and breathing can help improve a person’s mental well-being. Regular yoga practice creates mental clarity and calmness; increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns; relaxes the mind; centers attention; and sharpens concentration.

PILATES

Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. Pilates is named for its creator, Joseph Pilates, who developed the exercises in the 1920s.

A Pilates routine generally includes exercises that promote core strength and stability, muscle control, and endurance, including exercises that stress proper posture and movement patterns and balanced flexibility and strength. It can also be helpful in training for sports or in physical rehabilitation.

Benefits:

  • Tones muscles
  • Strengthens the core

  • Reduces stress

  • Helps alleviate back pain

  • Corrects postural imbalances

  • Helps counteract the detriments effects of sitting for long periods of time

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