Yoga

Yoga Therapy Sessions, NY

Western doctors and scientists are discovering additional health benefits of hatha yoga. Studies have shown that it can relieve the symptoms of several common and potentially life-threatening illnesses; such as arthritis, arteriosclerosis, chronic fatigue, diabetes, AIDS, asthma and obesity. Many believe it even fends off the ravages of old age. 

Yoga is distinctly different from other kinds of exercise. It generates motion without causing strain and imbalances in the body. When practiced correctly, hatha yoga has no such negative effects on either the inner or outer body. 

When done with dedication and purpose, hatha yoga can be a quite demanding, yet an immensely rewarding type of exercise. While not inherently aerobic, it involves almost every muscle, organ and all the systems in the body and challenges the body to work in a different way. Some forms of yoga are more passive than others. Since the limbs function as free weights, resistance is created by moving the body’s center of gravity. This strengthening gives way to endurance as poses are held for longer periods of time.  Yoga is for every body. A consistent yoga practice can quiet the mind and refresh the body, bringing health, relaxation, and happiness. 

Flexibility Lab offers Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Kripalu yoga sessions as well as Private Yoga Therapy sessions for various conditions including Pregnancy, Back Pain, Osteoporosis, athletes, musicians and other special populations.

Benefits of Yoga

Deeply relaxing and releases stress and tension

Increases flexibility and joint mobility

Assists in weight loss

Relieves back pain and soreness

Improves various musculoskeletal conditions

Strengthens and tones muscles

Develops balance and coordination

Decreases cholesterol and blood sugar levels

Improves breathing disorders and heart conditions

Improves stamina, circulation, digestion and elimination

Increased body awareness and sharpens concentration

Brings the systems of the body into balance

Increases blood and lymph flow

Stimulates the glands of the endocrine system

Massages the internal organs for optimum blood supply throughout the body.

Asana, pranayama and meditation deepens the connection between the mind, body and spirit resulting in balance in one’s life.