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The Perfect Combo: Yoga and Muskoka

The Perfect Combo: Yoga and Muskoka

Breathe and Stretch 
What is it about yoga that just uplifts and resets you? Is it taking the time out for yourself or maybe it is slowing right down to hear your own heartbeat after rushing and rushing to get it all done. Tension melts away as your focus narrows and releases you from the intensity of your life. Your body is able to move and flex and finally feel that freedom of motion that time and deadlines keep stealing away.
American Osteopathic Association reports:
Physical benefits
“The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome,” explains Dr. Nevins, DO, a board-certified osteopathic family physician “Yoga can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia.”
Other physical benefits of yoga include:
Increased flexibility
Increased muscle strength and tone
Improved respiration, energy and vitality
Maintaining a balanced metabolism
Weight reduction
Cardio and circulatory health
Improved athletic performance
Protection from injury
Mental benefits
Aside from the physical benefits, one of the best benefits of yoga is how it helps a person manage stress, which is known to have devastating effects on the body and mind. “Stress can reveal itself in many ways, including back or neck pain, sleeping problems, headaches, drug abuse, and an inability to concentrate,” says Dr. Nevins. “Yoga can be very effective in developing coping skills and reaching a more positive outlook on life.”
Yoga’s incorporation of meditation and breathing can help improve a person’s mental well-being. “Regular yoga practice creates mental clarity and calmness; increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns; relaxes the mind; centers attention; and sharpens concentration,” says Dr. Nevins. Body- and self-awareness are particularly beneficial, she adds, “because they can help with early detection of physical problems and allow for early preventive action.”
Muskoka Yoga
Yoga 44

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting a lovely young woman named Jen Sceviour. She was fun and energetic and very passionate about Yoga and Muskoka together.  Simplifying yoga for the busy, her Port Carling Studio, Yoga 44,  brings effective and mindful 44-minute sessions to cottage country, right across from Steamboat Bay, in the Healthfit building.

They also offer travelling yoga service of private instruction bringing Yoga 44 right to your space, creating calmer and sharper minds without having to travel, find parking, pay for commuting and be away from your daily activities for 2 hours. Private instruction includes bringing fresh mats, props, and curated music to your private gym or dock.

Check out the website for more, by Jen Sceviour.

This entry was posted on July 18, 2018 by Jim and Iris

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