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Gentle Yoga Mix
The yoga postures or asanas exercise every part of the body, stretching and toning the muscles and joints and spine and the entire skeletal system as well as the internal organs, glands and nerves, keeping all the systems in radiant health. Asanas are postures to be held and are performed slowly and meditatively, combined with deep abdominal breathing. These asanas work on all the various systems of the body, creating suppleness in the spine and flexibility to help ensure that injury is not caused to the body in our daily lives. The session begins with two or three minutes of relaxation followed by breathing exercises sitting in easy pose. Remaining in the pose, you relieve any stiffness in the upper body by practicing neck and shoulder exercises, then eye exercises to strengthen these underused muscles.
This floor work class is based on the principles of Joseph Pilates. A core conditioning class that mainly aims to improve posture and balance by strengthening the abdominal and low-back area. Pilates may also focus on strengthening upper and lower body with your own body weight or small equipment.
PiYO (Pilates/Yoga) combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. We crank up the speed to deliver a true fat-burning, low-impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean, and incredibly defined.
Yoga helps promote balance, focus, strength, and relaxation, through mind/body connection. Yoga improves flexibility, develops long, lean muscles and builds strength throughout your entire body. Take your joints through their full range of motion to help prevent degenerative arthritis or mitigate disabilities. Yoga classes are always taught with options for easier and more challenging modifications.
Ashtanga moves through a set series of poses always done in the same order, moving through sun salutations and performing each pose individually to build flexibility and stamina. To help you learn the series safely and effectively LVAC currently offers this class to help you effectively learn the series.
Yoga Vinyassa Flow
Vinyasa yoga, in which movement is synchronized to the breath, is a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes. The breath becomes an important component because the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. Vinyasa is literally translated from Sanskrit as meaning "connection". In terms of yoga asana, we can interpret this as a connection between movement and breath.