why we yoga

head to toe
head to toe

In honor of our new Powerhouse Yogi class, we thought it important to share with you the many reasons that practicing yoga is so beneficial - not just for your physical health, but your mental and spiritual health as well! This mind-body exercise originated in India some 5,000 years ago and is now a commonly associated with peace and serenity across much of the western world. In fact, recent studies show that yoga has become a 10 billion dollar industry - with more than 20 million americans practice yoga on a regular basis!

10 BILLION dollars? Seriously? What gives???

Well, for starters, yoga is incessantly touted as being one of the best forms of relaxation available today. In a society that is always on the go and in constant contact with one another, it should come as no surprise that we are more than willing to pay a high price for the promise of calm.

Here at Burn 60 however, calm is not only a promise - it's a guarantee. Just ONE yoga session is all you need to lower stress levels and boost brain function.

The benefits aren't all in your head either! Yoga does amazing things for your body as well! Within an hour long practice you will begin to notice improvements in your flexibility. You will feel your muscles burn as they work to hold your own weight and gradually strengthen with each pose.

stretch flowers
stretch flowers

If practiced regularly (2-3 times per week), yoga also accounts for the following:

Lower blood pressure

Improved lung capacity

Improved sexual function

Reduce chronic neck pain

Anxiety relief

Relief from chronic back pain

Lower blood sugar levels (in people with diabetes)

Improved sense of balance

With all these incentives we can't help but wonder why EVERYONE has not yet hopped on the yoga train! The powers of this ancient practice are clearly endless.*

*We strongly encourage you to come in and try out one of our Powerhouse Yogi sessions with LA based yogi Aree Khodai! Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at 12pm.

Sources:

Gregoire, Carolyn. "How Yoga Changes Your Body, Starting The Day You Begin."  The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc. 28 October 2013. Web. 18 March 2014.

Feuerstein, Georg. "A Short History of Yoga." Traditional Yoga and Meditation of The Himalayan Masters. SwamiJ.com. Web. 18 March 2014.