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Yoga- How Difficult?

Yoga is the practice of unionizing the mind, body, and spirit through physical poses and posture. Most people associate yoga with stretching, but stretching is not the only exercise involved. It is a practice that builds strength and flexibility to create balance in the body by maintaining postures. Each posture has a specific benefit for the body. For example, many poses increase back and abdominal strength. Poses such as boat pose, side plank, and crow strengthen the core through the use of several different muscles. Every class has a different level of difficulty, so whether you are just beginning, intermediate, or advanced there is a class that will satisfy your pace. Beginning Classes: Hot Beginner: In this class, the temperature is set to 94 degrees. It is a hatha-flow style that includes beginning-intermediate poses. It will leave you feeling strong, stretched, and relaxed. Beginner: This class will teach you the basics of yoga. You will learn how to breathe correctly, hold poses, and practice alignment. It is an hour long class that focuses on strength and flexibility. Stress Relief: This class includes gentle and revitalizing postures and stretches. It relaxes and calms both body and mind. Music and aromatherapy (relaxing scents) are used to create a soothing environment. Intermediate Hatha: Hatha, or traditional yoga, will focus on stretching and alignment, along with being able to hold poses. It focuses on postures that create balance and will teach you relaxation methods. It has a slightly higher difficulty level than a beginner class. Intermediate-Advanced Classes: Hot: This [...]

By | 2016-11-02T15:22:42+00:00 December 11th, 2013|

What Makes a Yoga Studio Great?

Yoga is the perfect way to de-stress from a hectic day. Part meditation, part exercise, yoga brings peace and tranquility to your body through the flow of movements. At Flow Pilates and Yoga Studio of Oldsmar, we understand that not all classes are created equally. The pace, energy, and difficulty of a class can impact how a student feels when they leave the studio. That is why we strive to make our studio one of the best places for people to get the most from their practice. Below are some factors to consider when choosing a studio: Instructors Energy How an instructor leads a class can make the difference between a good and great center.  A teacher should be calm, focused, and centered while going through the poses. But they should also be enthusiastic about teaching. When a yoga instructor, like the instructors at Flow Pilates and Yoga Studio in Oldsmar, radiates joy, the pupils follow in suit. Pace of the Class Although everyone is expected and couraged to go at their own pace, the flow and speed of the class generally depends on which type of yoga you choose. Beginner classes tend to move at a slower, more focused rate. This allows for new students to become comfortable with the poses and correct any issues with posture and positioning. We believe that an instructor should pace the movements based on the experience of the students in that particular class. A less experienced pupil will need more time to work on the basic poses than [...]

By | 2016-11-02T15:58:40+00:00 November 2nd, 2013|