Fitness Friday: Yoga

Fitness Friday: Yoga

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KIMT NEWS 3 – Sometimes we all need to relax a little at the end of a tough work-week and there’s no better way to do that than with a workout.

This week we’re going zen! No, not meditation, today we’ll be doing some yoga. In order to live a healthy lifestyle it’s important to address all areas of health related fitness – and that includes flexibility, which is exactly what we’ll be tackling today.

Yoga is an ancient practice dating back nearly 5,000 years and has since grown into a popular form of everyday health and physical activity.

We dim the lights and our instructor starts us off with some standing poses

This type of yoga we’re doing is called hatha vinyasa, which is a combination of slow-paced basic poses and flowing movements that are breath-synchronized

Breathing a very important aspect of yoga and something I’ve always struggled with.

That’s why this form of exercise can take some time to master.

Though you won’t be torching serious calories with this workout, practicing yoga can help with balance, flexibility, range of motion and strength.

Bonus: It’s great for both men and women.

Most classes last about 60 minutes, but you can practice for as much or little time as you want if you’re doing it on your own.

Start your yoga quest!

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