16 Jan Yoga
Throughout the winter and spring, you’ll find yoga classes offered in the Billings Community Education program. The focus of each course is different, and if you have no experience in yoga, or if you want to bolster an already active yoga practice, then you can choose the course suited to you. For those of you who have never participated in yoga, there are a few courses with an introductory focus. Here are a few of the reasons why yoga is a quality activity for both the body and the mind.
Yoga improves flexibility. It’s common for a person to struggle with flexibility at first; when a person participates in yoga for the first time they may find their body resists certain yoga poses because they lack the flexibility. But a few sessions of yoga, and careful practice to ensure proper form, and a new practitioner of yoga will find that his or her flexibility increases dramatically. And the physical health benefits to good flexibility are numerous.
Yoga can also help a person build practical strength and perfect posture. Practical strength is important; for instance, someone older can strengthen their body enough that they are less likely to suffer a dangerous fall.
And weight bearing exercises such as Yoga can also strengthen the bones, possibly warding off osteoporosis. During a session of yoga, you will have to hold up your own weight. In certain poses your arms will be required to support most of your weight. Arm bones are especially vulnerable to osteoporotic fractures.
Yoga promotes better circulation and blood flow. The improved circulation gets oxygen to all the parts of the body. And it can even help to ward off heart attacks and strokes, because the improved circulation of oxygen makes blood platelets less sticky, lowering the level of blood clots which are often a cause of heart attack and stroke.
If you are ready to try Yoga, or if you are already an active participant and would like to try a course with a fresh focus, then check the Billings Adult Community Course catalog today.