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Yoga Classes Portsmouth VA

Yoga classes are based on many different styles of yoga- hatha yoga and Vinyasa yoga are two general terms that describe different types of yoga. Other types include Bikram yoga, hot yoga, and Kundalini yoga. Different yoga classes require different degrees of physical exertion and fitness. See below for yoga studios in Portsmouth, VA that gives access to qualified yoga instructors who teach a range of yoga classes.

Chesapeake Hot Yoga, Inc.
757 436-YOGA (9642)
517 Kempsville Rd.
Chesapeake, VA
Yoga Styles
Bikram/Hatha/Vinyasa

Hampton, Newport News, Wmburg
(757) 722-1062
2929 Chesapeake Ave
Hampton, VA
Yoga Styles
Kripalu Yoga

Body-In-Balance
(757) 715-6906
12482 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga

Hot House Yoga
(757) 626-0099
738 W 22nd St
Norfolk, VA
 
Wave Dance Studio
(757) 472-7358
731 E 25th St
Norfolk, VA
 
My Yoga Spirit
(757) 407-9618
9708 12th View Street
Norfolk, VA
Yoga Styles
Jivamukti Yoga

Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga
(757) 496-7444
2861 Lynnhaven Drive Suite 108
Virginia Beach, VA
Yoga Styles
multi

My Yoga Spirit
(757) 624-1348
121 W 21st St
Norfolk, VA
 
The Space Above
(757) 622-2474
202 W 22nd St
Norfolk, VA
 
Chesapeake Hot Yoga
(757) 436-9642
517 Kempsville Rd
Chesapeake, VA
 

Yoga Classes

A Beginner’s Guide to Yoga

yoga So everybody in your life, including your pregnant friend, 65-year-old mom and teen-aged niece, are all doing yoga . After listening to them extol the benefits that this ancient Indian practice has had on their stressed out minds and seeing the proof in their new lean yoga bodies , it is time that you discover firsthand what the yoga buzz is all about.

But before you lift off into a headstand in the middle of your kitchen, read our Beginner’s Guide to Yoga so that you’ll be in the know-how as you roll out your mat and join the millions of Americans practicing yoga .

Benefits

The word “yoga” is Sanskrit for “to yoke” or “to join,” most specifically referring to yoga’s ability to connect the mind, body and spirit.

In understanding the true definition of yoga, the benefits of this spiritual practice can therefore be experienced on these three levels of the human experience. From reduced stress to improved strength, balance and flexibility, and to greater sense of life’s purpose, the benefits of yoga are far-reaching.

In fact, it is not just your friend or cousin who can attest to yoga’s rewards, but the medical community is listening as well. For instance, the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), is investigating how yoga might help a variety of medical conditions including high blood pressure, chronic low-back pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, HIV and multiple sclerosis. And yoga’s benefits have already been shown in those suffering from back pain, depression and weight issues.

The benefits of yoga may depend upon the consistency, frequency and style of your yoga practice. But in general, yoga offers these benefits:

  • Improved strength, flexibility and balance
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Improved body image
  • Healthier methods to reacting to stressful situations
  • Weight loss, weight control and appetite control
  • Improved concentration and focus
  • Improved awareness of how behaviors affect how we feel, look and act

What to Wear

As if the benefits of yoga aren’t enough, the cute clothing is also a powerful lure. The yoga fashion industry is almost as thriving as the yoga industry itself. But until you know that yoga is a practice you want to stick with, don’t blow your paycheck on yoga attire, even if those $80 bootcut yoga pants rock your world. Yoga wear can be pricey but the good news is that many mass retail chains like Old Navy and Target offer comfortable and stylish yoga clothing for reasonable prices. yoga

Show up to your yoga class wearing comfortable but not too comfortable clothing. Yoga pants, capri-style workout leggings and shorts will all work just fine. Fitted tank tops, sports bras and for guys, T-shirts will work well for top selections. Avoid wearing super tight or overly loose clot...

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Yoga - Adaptive Yoga
Dates: 9/3/2014 – 9/3/2014
Location:
Indian River Community Center Chesapeake
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