Each week, we offer free Mindful Yoga classes and Yoga classes here at Integrative Health Matters. In these classes, we use variations of gentle, mindful movement which are intended as “meditation in motion.”
Stress plagues every one of us, so it’s vitally important to our mental and physical health that we take time out of our hectic lives and do something for ourselves. High levels of stress can be dangerous to your overall health, and although stress cannot be completely avoided, taking an hour out of your day to reset and focus on yourself can really help.
In the mindful yoga class, we hold non-complicated postures in stillness and focus on breathing and relaxing into them. This stillness halts your body’s stress response and resets your adrenal glands.
Many, if not all, of the poses we do are easy to use for at-home relaxation and even as relief from insomnia. Flexibility isn’t necessary as all of these poses are gentle and adaptable to your body’s current level of fitness. We encourage each participant to stretch to your body’s ability and do what you can with the body you have at the moment.
If you come to simply lie on the mat in silent relaxation and meditation, that is still beneficial to you and your health – mindful yoga and meditation naturally work together. Those classes are designed to help you rest your mind and practice being present in your body.
These classes work alongside our mission of bringing Functional Medicine to our community. Each class is free of charge!
Discover the next Yoga class on our events calendar.