Don’t Neglect Your Yoga Practice with our Summer Yoga Promotion

The snow has melted and you are looking forward to the beginning of your summer! This can also be a prime time for people to let their fitness routine fall by the wayside. You get out of your regular daily pattern of and working out and suddenly it has been weeks since you’ve hit the gym or attended a yoga class. We know how this can happen; you’re probably catching up on yard work, spending time reconnecting with family and socializing with friends and just enjoying the summer weather by doing activities outdoors. It can be all too easy to let exercise slip to the bottom of your priorities. When you neglect your yoga practice, you can lose many of the benefits and health improvements you may experience when you go to a class regularly. Your muscles can become tense and stiff when you aren’t doing yoga and being diligent about stretching. You might notice a decrease in your flexibility and range of motion when you cut out on your yoga classes. Yoga teaches you to connect with your breath and its restorative power. You may become less mindful of your breathing when you have long periods without attending yoga. Yoga has the amazing benefit of decreasing anxiety. You might find yourself experiencing mental stress creeping back into your life during the summer months away from the yoga mat. The solution to keeping your body active and strong during summertime is Yoga Central’s Summer Yoga Promotion: This promotion is in effect from June 15-30. You can come into Yoga Central during those two weeks to purchase the pass. The...

Tips and Poses for Pregnant Women

Yoga can be a restorative and effective method of keeping the pain and aches of pregnancy at bay. It also helps prepare your body for childbirth. As with any physical activity during pregnancy, you need to ensure that you are practicing yoga safely. Here are some tips and poses pregnant women should know if you are engaged in yoga practice Tips you need to know about doing yoga while you’re pregnant: You should talk to your doctor before adding yoga to your fitness routine. If you’re new to yoga, you should also ensure that you attend a prenatal class taught by an instructor that knows how to modify poses for pregnant ladies. You should avoid laying on your back and stomach too much after the first trimester it puts undue pressure on your organs and uterus and can cut off blood circulation. We strongly recommend that you avoid Hot Yoga if you are pregnant. You should skip doing inverted poses. They can throw you off balance and result in a fall, possibly harming yourself or your developing fetus. Listen to your body during your practice! You shouldn’t push yourself and ensure you take breaks if you need to slow the pace of the class. Here are some yoga poses that are safe and advantageous for pregnant women: Cobbler’s/Bound Angle Pose (Bhadda Asana): This pose opens up the hips, thighs, and pelvis. It can strengthen the perineal area and pelvic floor for childbirth. Cat–Cow Poses (Marjaryasana / Bitilasana): These poses, when done in combination, strengthen the lower back and abdominal muscles. They also reduce hip and lower back pain that...