Yoga is a philosophy of life that has its origin in India, more than 5000 years ago. Currently it is known not only as a philosophy of life, but also as a holistic system that works the body and the mind at the same time, the effects on the mind and body have been tested and proven over time, being an excellent tool for our physical and mental well-being.
Yoga consists of 3 phases: Postures (Asanas), Conscious Breathing (Pranayama) and Meditation.
In Yoga Breathe Dance classes we practice these 3 phases, with dance being introduced as a way of warming up the beginning of the practice of postures, which also brings us well-being and some emotional comfort when experiencing songs from other times that bring us good Souvenirs.
It should be noted that yoga works the emotions, helping people to act according to their thoughts and feelings, in addition to bringing a deep relaxation, concentration, mental tranquility, strengthening of the physical body and the development of flexibility
Ten reasons your body will thank you for starting yoga
#1. Decreases Digestive Problems
Many yoga positions can be seen as a massage to Organs internal organs. This combined with deep breathing (another pillar of yoga) is a great way to relax your digestive system. If you have digestive problems, certain yoga positions can stimulate your kidneys and liver to release toxins. They can also reduce the feeling of bloating.
#2. Stimulates the Brain
While doing yoga is undoubtedly an opportunity to calm your mind, it also has a positive effect on brain development, with the development of focus and concentration. A study by the University of Adelaide, Australia, showed a considerable improvement in people with mild cognitive problems when they practiced yoga regularly, according to the Live Science website. The data indicated that his memory improved due to the concentration that yoga requires.
# 3. It’s Good for the Heart
After all, it seems that cardiovascular exercises are not the only ones that prevent heart disease. According to Harvard Heart Letter, a publication associated with Harvard Medical School, a study was done on yoga that included people of all ages and physical conditions. After practicing yoga, participants lost an average of 2.3 kg, blood pressure dropped by 5 points, and harmful LDL cholesterol levels decreased by 12 points.
# 4. Helps Prevent Muscle and Joint Injuries
As yoga stretches the muscles and provides structural strength, it helps to develop the muscles that we use the most. This means less chance of muscle contractions or arthritis, which are conditions that often occur during other types of exercise, such as running.
# 5. Improves the Immune System
This reason is important, as it affects all aspects of health. The same yoga positions that relax the digestive system also help to drain the lymph nodes. This releases the viscous fluid rich in immune cells, which improves the ability of the lymphatic system to fight infections.
# 6. Keeps Blood Sugar Level Low
Important information for diabetics and others struggling to keep their sugar level stable: yoga reduces levels of cortisol and adrenaline, hormonal changes that improve the body’s sensitivity to insulin. This means obtaining normal blood sugar levels.
# 7. Provides Greater Lung Capacity
Yoga requires concentration on breathing and this improves the capacity of the lungs. It also encourages you to breathe through your nose, which filters out pollution, pollen and other things that can be harmful to your lungs.
# 8. Relaxes the Nervous System
People usually say that they feel more relaxed after a yoga session and there is a physical reason for this to happen. The reason why we feel less anxious after doing yoga is because our nervous system changes from sympathetic to parasympathetic or, in less scientific terms, from “fight or flight” to “rest and digestion” mode . The psychological impact is also visible. Nowadays it is known that this practice has a positive influence related to depression, stress reduction, anxiety and insomnia. That said, nowadays, this discipline is considered a natural and available approach in the promotion of well-being, emotional stability and treatment of problems related to mental health, being included, as a complement by some psychologists, in psychotherapy.
# 9. Improves Bone Density
Women, in particular, lose bone mass over the years, and yoga has been proven to prevent this from happening, as it stimulates bones to retain calcium. When doing positions in which we have to support our weight, areas such as the spine, shoulders, arms and legs are positively affected.
# 10. Weight Loss Help
While it is true that an hour of yoga does not burn the same calories as an hour of running, it has long-term consequences for maintaining weight. First, it transforms fat into muscle, which in turn gets rid of more fat. And, last but not least, it helps us to feel more comfortable in our skin, leading us to a better diet and lifestyle.
Who is it for
Yoga Breathe Dance is for those who seek well-being, tranquility, clarity of thought and focus on their daily lives, regardless of their age, dexterity and physical condition. Because yoga is for everyone and is the best way to unify body, mind and soul.
At this moment, the group classes of Yoga Breathe Dance take place Online at two different times:
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
from 8:30 am to 9:30 am,
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.
Individual classes available by request.
In person Classes
Wednesday at 7:00 pm.
Individual classes available by request.