Yoga and stretching has been recommended by doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists. This is because yoga is a wonderful overall body stretch and light exercise that anyone can do – no matter their physical fitness level or limitations.
Yoga focuses on the center of gravity and balance in the human body, this allows us to balance out our dominant side. Yoga also keeps our muscles supple and lengthens them.
Become aware of our body, breath and state of mind through the practice of stillness, breath and movement we are able manage our nervous system and release stress.
An important part of fitness is learning how to recover between workouts and for some people just everyday life. Practicing yoga helps to reduce fatigue, improves sleep, clears the mind of worry, and reduces physical tension.
We recommend doing at least once a week. If flexibility is more of a problem with you then twice a week would be more beneficial. We usually recommend that you schedule your yoga session the day after you workout. By doing this it will help you recover quicker getting you back into the gym for your next workout.
By adding yoga to your weekly training you will begin to listen to your body and get to understand the messages of your body. You begin to learn where you are strong or weak, tight or flexible, or simply holding on to stress in certain parts of your body which can result in injury.