It’s the beginning of a New Year and for some, it’s the beginning of a long list of New Year resolutions. As for myself, my list is always full of new goals to work on and to hopefully achieve within that year. One of the top things on my 2015 list is to take extraordinary care of my body and mind through the practice of yoga. In my search for local yoga classes and practices, I stumbled upon a beautiful facility in Uptown Martinsville called Just Breathe Yoga and Bodywork. I attended one of the free community classes this January and was amazed by my overall experience. The breathtaking view I had while participating is a must see. Their yoga classes are held on the second floor of the facility with a large glass window overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. The staff was also very helpful and made sure that everyone was assisted properly. They also created an overwhelmingly positive and welcoming atmosphere that has drawn me in for the long run.
As we all know, the mind controls all aspects of the body. Our body and mind work together as a whole to keep us healthy both mentally and physically. With the help of practicing yoga, our mind-body relationship can be tremendously improved. Listed below are some of the great benefits of Yoga practice.
Improves brain function
Lowers stress and anxiety levels
Helps lower blood sugar levels in those with diabetes
Can help relieve chronic back, shoulder, and neck pain
Releases tension in limbs
Boosts immune system functionality
The benefits of yoga are limitless just as you are. One important thing to keep in mind is that yoga is for everyone, regardless of body type, age, or fitness level. Yoga is not just a way to work out; it is a way to become a better and healthier version of you. The deep breathing practices and meditation during yoga help reduce stress levels in our bodies and also unclutter our minds from daily stressors. So, if you’re working towards achieving your goals or have not yet begun, I highly suggest adding Just Breathe Yoga and Bodywork to your list. They have classes ranging from gentle beginner and yoga with a chair to mixed level classes to make sure all ages and skill levels can participate. In addition to yoga services, they also offer massage, reflexology, Thai yoga massage, body talk, reiki sessions and reiki trainings, fertility massage, lymphatic drainage massage, and meridian testing. So make sure to stop by their facility located at 4 East Main Street in Martinsville, Virginia and check out all of the great services they provide. You won’t be disappointed.