Discover the many benefits of yoga with new 24 hour gym based in Redditch
Prime Yoga fitness class aims to help people improve mentally and physically
By: Prime Fitness
There are many benefits of maintaining a regular yoga practice, including:
This is probably the first thing people think of when they think of yoga, but why would you want to improve your flexibility?
Increased muscle strength
People who go to the gym to lift weights increase their strength, but often to the detriment of their flexibility. Doing yoga helps you do both, while protecting you from conditions like arthritis and back pain.
Improved balance and posture
Balance is an integral part of almost every physical activity, and bad posture is common these days with people spending a lot of time sitting at desks. Improved core stability and strength will help you to balance your abdominal muscles and back muscles, which is often the problem when it comes to people with poor posture.
Poor posture can cause back, neck, and other muscle and joint problems. As you slump, your body may compensate by flattening the normal inward curves in your neck and lower back. This can cause pain and degenerative arthritis of the spine. Many people also do yoga to reduce stress, which is often a cause of back and joint pain.
Prevention of cartilage and joint breakdown
When you practice yoga, you take your joints through their full range of motion. This helps to prevent degenerative arthritis or mitigate disability by 'squeezing and soaking' areas of cartilage that normally aren't used. Joint cartilage only receives fresh nutrients when its fluid is squeezed out and a new supply can be soaked up. Without proper sustenance, neglected areas of cartilage can eventually wear out, leaving the bones of your joint exposed.
Increased respiratory efficiency
A 1998 study published in The Lancet taught a yogic breathing techniques to people with lung problems due to congestive heart failure. After one month, their average respiratory rate decreased from 13.4 breaths per minute to 7.6. Meanwhile, their exercise capacity increased significantly, as did the oxygen saturation of their blood.
Improved mental health
It's well known that regular exercise can improve mental health, but yoga has been shown to improved overall mood and sense of well-being, increase your connectedness with others, lower depressive states, decrease anxiety, increase feelings of self-actualization and keep you motivated!
Prime Fitness is a brand new, spacious, fully equipped gym - open 24 hours a day and offering over 50 classes a week. There's never been a better time to fit the gym around your busy schedule!
Prime Fitness is located in the centre of Redditch on Alcester Road. Interested parties can sign up via the website or by calling 01527 350285.
17 Alcester Road