There’s no doubt that as we go through life our bodies natural mobility tends to wear and tear without us even realizing it until we wake up one day and feel like we’ve been run over by a truck. Day in and day out we don’t even realize the strain that we put our bodies through while working out, going on runs, driving misaligned, sitting for long hours, sleeping without proper support and SO many other factors that play into our aches and pains. The most important one being stress.
Stress is healthy in small doses believe it or not, but when you feel as though the weight of the world is on your shoulders – your upper back, mid back, low back and even your hips will definitely feel it! You know what I’m talking about…. those knots and achy spots all over the body can literally be created by stress, anxiety and much more.
Is there a way for you to experience complete and total pain/stress relief without having to rely on pharmaceuticals, steroid injections or pain relievers like Tylenol or Advil? The answer is YES. 100%. It’s a four letter word that you’ve probably heard before but turned away from… ready? *drum roll please* Y-O-G-A! YOGA!
Do you realize that your body has the ability to heal itself? That’s why we are so confident that adding in yoga into your wellness routine weekly and perhaps even DAILY can alter the state in which your body responses and adapts to stress.
Here’s why yoga at Heal. in Altamonte Springs is different than any other yoga you’ll take in studios around here:
3 words. Gentle, restorative and slow.
Yep, it doesn’t get better than that! Especially if you’re nursing an injury or have medical conditions that might prevent you from practicing yoga in any other type of setting.
At Heal. in Altamonte Springs, not only are our instructors attentive to your specific needs, but they all hold such profound knowledge of the body and the breath! The connection of mind to breath and then breath to body is such a powerful tool for healing.
When you’re out driving on those busy roads here in Orlando and in Longwood, Lake Mary or even Casselberry – you know very well that sometimes adrenaline or anger can kick in and heighten your cortisol and stress levels all the way up into the moon!
The moment you come to Heal., you’ll be taken care of from the moment your foot lands on the doormat to the moment that you exit. I want to share with you the benefits of each type of class that we offer at Heal. in order for you to hopefully gauge which class will be best for you.
Gentle Yoga – One hour of pure bliss. It’s as gentle as it sounds. There is hardly any weight bearing postures such as downdog or plank pose in this class as our goal and intention is to simply allow your body to lengthen, expand, stretch and release any stagnant and stale energy within the body. You can expect a well sequenced class that stretches and targets all the areas of your body – even those tiny muscles you never thought could play such a big part in your posture! We use a variety of props such as bolsters, blocks, straps and more!
Yin Yoga – A crowd favorite. Yin Yoga uses all the props listed above to ensure that your body is able to comfortably lay or sit in these restorative postures for longer duration’s of time (anywhere from 1-3 minutes depending on the pose) – in order for the connective tissue and fascia in the muscles to lengthen and release tension! Each yin yoga class is designed to lengthen and stretch each portion of the body, from head to toe, in order to increase mobility through the joins!
Yoga Basics – For those newer to the practice of yoga and looking to build a stronger foundation, this is the class for you! Each yoga basics class utilizes all props listed above as well as specific alignment cues to ensure that you are always practicing in a safe and mindful manner. This class tends to build a little bit more body heat as you work through balancing postures, standing postures and even some core exercises! Safe and suitable for all ages, levels and bodies!
Kundalini Yoga – Kundalini Yoga uses movement, sound current, breath work, body locks, and meditation to relax and heal your mind and body, allowing the spirit to flow freely. This powerful and effective form of yoga is a great way to recharge and heal your body quickly through balancing the glandular system, strengthening the nervous system and enabling you to harness the energy of the mind and emotions so we can live in a more balanced state instead of the duality of the mind. You will leave feeling recharged, relaxed, and free. (All Levels)
Chair Yoga – Chair yoga is a practice that modifies yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair! It’s completely accessible to just about everybody – especially those who cannot stand or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine.
Restorative Yoga – Restorative yoga is an opportunity to release physical & mental stress in the comfort of supported yoga postures. A wide range of yoga props as well as breath & relaxation guidance are used to contribute to a deep state of rest. Poses are held a little longer with the intent of not stretching the body, but to evoking a re-calibration of the nervous system from patterns of stress to an experience of healing & integration. This practice is beneficial to everyone, helping to reduce stress, anxiety, tension & pain & support the body’s immunity, digestion, sleep & healing.
Guided Meditation – With guided meditation, you don’t need to know how to meditate. All that’s required is that you listen, and you’ll move effortlessly into the renewing waters of your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind has control over the 37.2 trillion cells of your body, and also regulates and connects all 12 systems that keep you alive and functional, including the cardiovascular (heart), endocrine gland, respiratory, nervous, immune, circulatory, digestive, lymphatic (detoxing), muscular, skeletal, reproductive and urinary systems.
So there you have it! All types of classes for you to improve your mobility!
I want to ask you… which is better, incorporating a beautiful, challenging yet relaxing physical program into your life that can help you maintain mobility despite the ravages of time, or maintaining status quo and becoming a number in the hip replacement statistic?
Of course, practicing yoga can’t guarantee you will never have any health issues or replacements, but I can promise you that with a regular yoga practice, you will be able to gain (or regain) mobility that you thought was gone forever.
When you bring a regular yoga practice into your life, you will experience more energy, deeper breaths, even more, strength than you thought you would ever be able to accomplish.
Along the way, with a regular yoga practice here at Heal. in Altamonte Springs, you will even create relationships with new friends along the way to help encourage and motivate you on your wellness journey.
If you are thinking about yoga, or if you are tired of being tired and sore, and stiff every day, I invite you to come check out a class at Heal. today.
We are conveniently located in the heart of east Altamonte Springs, near the Sunrail station, sandwiched in between Rooms To Go Express and Calico Corners on East Altamonte Drive! In as little as one hour a few days a week, you can change your life.
Let us show you how.Call us with any questions at 407.300.5364 – we’re here for you!#AllTheHeals
Call us with any questions at 407.300.5364 – we’re here for you!