Come get your mind and body connected by getting involved in the practice of yoga!
We have all seen the physical benefits with yoga classes. Our yoga classes can be the answer you’ve been looking for with the daily or weekly practice of yoga by enhancing our bodies. The Yoga classes we offer will benefit your health in relation to your mental well-being and your body. Yoga has proven to show physical, mental and spiritual improvements. Living in Kendall and looking for yoga classes? These are the best Yoga classes Kendall has to offer!
Here at Brawling Buddha, we house the best yoga classes Kendall can offer! We have different locations for Yoga classes in Kendall all over the area. Our yoga studio in the Kendall area is the original home to Brawling Buddha, and we are proud to announce that we have expanded into The Hammocks and Country Walk area. We offer a variety of yoga classes in Kendall, including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Prenatal. Our yoga classes Kendall also range in times so we can meet the needs of your busy schedule. Our yoga classes in Kendall locations are also easy to find so our students do not have to stress over Kendall traffic! Join us for yoga classes in Kendall at any of our convenient locations and you will find an increase in strength, flexibility, and endurance while decreasing tension and stress, both physically and mentally. Brawling Buddha in Kendall prides itself on the integrity of our yoga instructors and the warmth, compassion, and knowledge we spread to our students in our yoga classes in Kendall. Come join our Kendall Yoga family!
These are just a few of the ways yoga can and will benefit your life! Read on to find out:
Improved flexibility. Beginning in your first class, you probably won’t be able to touch your toes, and that is to be expected. But if you commit to a regular practice, you’ll notice a gradual loosening, and eventually, seemingly impossible poses will become possible. You’ll also be happy when you notice that aches and pains start to disappear and that’s no coincidence. Tight hips can strain the knee joint due to improper alignment of the thigh and shinbones. Tight hamstrings can lead to a flattening of the lumbar spine, which can cause lower back pain. The inability to have these muscles and connective tissue in a limber form can cause tightness in the fascia and ligaments, leading to poor posture.
Strong muscles are more than just sexy. They also protect us from illnesses such as arthritis and back pain, and help prevent elderly people from falling. As you build strength through yoga, you balance it with flexibility. If you just went to the gym and lifted weights, you might build strength at the expense of flexibility. What our students come to realize is that strength and flexibility come hand in hand and you truly gain the benefit of both, not one without the other.
When your head is balanced directly and evenly over your spine, it requires less effort and work for your neck and back muscles to support it. Move it several inches forward, however, and you start to strain those neck and back muscles. Hold up that forward-leaning bowling ball for eight or 12 hours a day and it’s no wonder you’re tired. Fatigue may not be the only problem you face when dealing with poor posture. It can also lead to back, neck, and other muscle and joint problems.
Each time you practice yoga, you take your joints through their full range of motion. This can help prevent degenerative arthritis and may alleviate or eliminate disability by soothing and introducing areas of cartilage that normally aren’t used. Joint cartilage acts like a sponge; it receives fresh nutrients only when its fluid is squeezed out and a new supply can be soaked up. If cartilage is not maintained, it will wear out, exposing the underlying bone like worn-out brake pads.
Spinal disks acts as shock absorbers between the vertebrae that can herniate and compress nerves and they thrive off of movement. That’s the only way they get their nutrients. If you’ve got a well-balanced yoga practice with plenty of backbends, forward bends, and twists, you’ll help keep your disks supple.
It is well known that weight-bearing exercise strengthens bones and helps ward off diseases like osteopenia and osteoporosis. Many poses in yoga require the lifting of your own body weight. And some, like Downward- and Upward-Facing Dog, help strengthen the arm bones, which are particularly vulnerable to osteoporotic fractures. In an unpublished study conducted at California State University, Los Angeles, yoga practice increased bone density in the vertebrae. Yoga’s ability to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol can also help keep calcium in the bones.
Yoga gets your blood flowing and the relaxation exercises you learn in yoga can help your circulation, especially in your hands and feet. Yoga also gets more oxygen to your cells, which function better as a result. Twisting poses allow oxygenated blood to flow in once the twist is released. Inverted poses, such as Headstand, Handstand, and Shoulderstand, encourage venous blood from the legs and pelvis to flow back to the heart, where it can be pumped to the lungs to be freshly oxygenated. This can help if you have swelling in your legs due to heart or kidney problems. Yoga also boosts levels of hemoglobin and red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the tissues. And it thins the blood by making platelets less sticky and by cutting the level of clot-promoting proteins in the blood. This can lead to a decrease in heart attacks and strokes since blood clots are often the cause of these killers.
Yoga lowers cortisol levels and if that doesn’t sound like much, keep reading. The adrenal glands secrete cortisol in response to an acute crisis, which temporarily boosts immune function. If your cortisol levels stay high even after the crisis, they can compromise the immune system. Temporary boosts of cortisol help with long-term memory, but chronically high levels undermine memory and may lead to permanent changes in the brain. Additionally, excessive cortisol has been linked with major depression, osteoporosis (it extracts calcium and other minerals from bones and interferes with the laying down of new bone), high blood pressure, and insulin resistance. In rats, high cortisol levels lead to what researchers call “food-seeking behavior” (the kind that drives you to eat when you’re upset, angry, or stressed). The body takes those extra calories and distributes them as fat in the abdomen, contributing to weight gain and the risk of diabetes and heart attack.
Yoga makes you happy!
12 Feeling sad? Sit in Lotus. Better yet, rise up into a backbend or soar royally into King Dancer Pose. It might be as simple as that, but yoga practice does improve symptoms of depression and led to a significant increase in serotonin levels and a decrease in cortisol levels.
13 Move more, eat less—that’s the adage of many a dieter. Yoga can help on both fronts. A regular practice gets you moving and burns calories, and the spiritual and emotional dimensions of your practice may encourage you to address any eating and weight problems on a deeper level. Yoga may also inspire you to become a more conscious eater. Yoga has also been known to improve the taste of food, making your taste more aware of what you are eating, causing you to crave healthier foods. So not only are you naturally eliminating sugary, high fat foods, you no longer want them because you are more in tune to what your body should be eating to stay healthy for a long time to come.