Men in Yoga? You Bet! Nederland Tx Beginner Yoga Classes

Men in Yoga?  You Bet!  Nederland Texas Beginner Yoga Classes.

I think I have answered this question about 5 times this last week.  Yes we have men in the beginners yoga classes at Wesley UMC.  Though not many  men come, but the ones that do really seem to like it!

A bonus, if you are a golfer, it will increase your swing by 10-15%!  Plus easing back pain, that sometimes comes with a golf game!

Mondays 6:15 PM, $10, a Yoga Mat and be bold to come!  I dare you!  Oh, and by the way, helps to ease stress, gain strength & flexibility, better balance, build bone mass, and a little meditation and breathing go a long way!

Beginners Yoga out at the prayer garden

 

When the weather is nice, and the ants are low, we sometimes do yoga out in the prayer garden.  Very serene!

Health Benefits of Meditation…..and Breathing….

Health benefits of Meditation:

Though meditation is usually recognized as a largely spiritual practice, it also has many health benefits. The yoga and meditation techniques are being implemented in management of life threatening diseases; in transformation of molecular and genetic structure; in reversal of mental illnesses, in accelerated learning programs, in perceptions and communications beyond the physical, in solving problems and atomic and nuclear physics; in gaining better ecological understanding; in management of lifestyle and future world problems. Some benefits of meditation are:

It reduces oxygen consumption.
It decreases respiratory rate.
It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
Increases exercise tolerance in heart patients.
Leads to a deeper level of relaxation.
Good for people with high blood pressure as it brings the B.P. to normal.
Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
Decreases muscle tension (any pain due to tension) and headaches.
Builds self-confidence.
It increases serotonin production which influences mood and behavior. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression, obesity, insomnia and headaches.
Helps in chronic diseases like allergies , arthritis etc.
Reduces Pre – menstrual Syndrome.
Helps in post-operative healing.
Enhances the immune system. Research has revealed that meditation increases activity of ‘natural-killer cells’, which kill bacteria and cancer cells.
Also reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress.