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Yoga

Yoga Program
Starting March 22, 2016

Yoga Conditioning for Weight Loss

Combines an active vinyasa flow sequence with strengthening poses for optimal body conditioning.

Tuesday - 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm

Hatha Yoga Program

Beginner class to enhance balance, strength, cardiovascular health and flexibility, as well as a sense of physical confidence and overall well-being.

Friday - 9.30 am to 10.30 am

Baby and Me Yoga Program

Spend some quality time with your little one while you focus on postpartum reconditioning for your body through a blend of yoga and pilates. Include your baby in the fun as you sing songs while doing poses and learn gentle yoga and massage just for baby.

Friday - 10.45 am to 11.45 am

Yin Yoga Program

Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised. A passive program that involves prolonged duration of poses to build strength.

Friday – 12.00 pm to 1.00 pm


Classes are 8 weeks consecutively for $100.00, Payment required in advance. Please see reception for details or contact us at:

(905)385-9687 or info@westmountphysio.com

 


 

Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga is used to balance mind and body through Asanas (Yoga poses), Pranayana (breath control), and the quieting of the mind through relaxation techniques and meditation. Asanas used with breath control promotes good posture, balance & strength. With a regular Yoga practice one can improve the body's physical health and purify the mind. Hatha represents opposite energies: hot and cold, fire and water, yin and yang, and male and female. A healthy Yoga practise brings balance through increased mind body awareness relieving chronic stress patterns in the body.

Yoga has many health benefits which are both preventative and therapeutic. The many physical benefits are:

- Improves flexibility and muscle joint mobility

- Strengthens, tones, and builds muscles

- Corrects posture

- Strengthens the spine

- Eases back pain

- Improves muscular - skeletal conditions ie: bad knees, tight shoulders & neck, swayback, scoliosis

- Increases stamina

- Creates balance and grace.

- Simulates the glands and endocrine system

- Improves digestion and elimination

- Increases circulation

- Improves heart conditions

- Improves breathing disorders

- Boosts immune response

- Decreases cholesterol and blood sugar levels

- Encourages weight loss

Mental benefits:

- Refreshes the body by relieving muscle strain

- Relaxes the mind

- Centres attention

- Sharpens concentration

- Frees the spirit

Western doctors and scientists are discovering additional health benefits of hatha yoga, these studies have shown that it can relieve the symptoms of several common and potentially life-threatening illnesses such as: Arthritis, Arteriosclerosis, Chronic fatigue, Diabetes, Aids, Asthma and Obesity. Many also believe it fends off the ravages of old age.


Yin Yoga

Explore a new sense of Joy practising Yin Yoga. Decompress the spine, release tension while you lengthen and strengthen your muscles and connective tissue as you hold classic Yoga poses for minutes at a time. Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as ligaments, bones and joints of the body that commonly do not get worked in a more traditional style of yoga class.