# 1 Stress Relief
The science of yoga is that when a practitioner is focused on the breath and movement, there is little to be stressed out about. This practice quiets the mind and soothes the body, that in turn activates the parasympathetic nervous systems that helps you relax. Plus you increase your brain power by reducing your stress load.
Classes to help you reduce stress:
# 2 Weight loss
Piggy-backing on above, when the parasympathetic nervous system is nourished, cortisol (your body's stress hormone) levels can be decreased. When cortisol is elevated for long periods of time, it can cause weight gain, and in more extreme cases, adrenal fatigue... which you don't want by the way!
Classes to increase heart rate and burn calories:
Flow & Restore
# 3 Increase Mobility & Decrease Pain
Tension and pain in your body is not fun! Tension can make a wonderful day into painful and uncomfortable day with a sore neck, headaches and unhappy hips! Because yoga is focused on moving your whole body in a dynamic way which allows for ease, flexibility and strength to ripple through your tissues, no wonder yoga is one of the top physical activities in the world!
Classes to Increase Mobility & Decrease Pain:
Flow & Restore
# 4 Connection, Community and Compassion
When it comes to human desire connection is usually what it boils down to. From having someone who knows who are, someone you can talk to, people you can look forward to seeing. All of these have to do with connection. Here at Yogadown connection and community are what we strive for. We want you to feel at home here, comfortable here, and nourished here. Being part of our yoga community will open you up to greater qualities of love, kindness & compassion.
Classes to feel Connection and create Community
ALL OF THEM! Come Early and chat with fellow practitioners and teachers!
# 5 Improve Immunity
When you engage and stretch muscles coming in and out of yoga postures, you increase circulation and the drainage of lymph (a viscous fluid rich in immune cells). This helps your body fight infection, destroy cancerous cells, and dispose of the toxic waste on a cellular level. Plus, all of the above points also support your body's health which converts to improving immunity. It's simple.... Happier people are healthier!
Classes to Improve Immunity
ALL OF THEM!
See you soon!
REGULAR SHOPPING HOURS
Studio is open 15 minutes prior to every class.
Please see our SCHEDULE HERE. Doors are open 15 minutes prior to all scheduled classes and events.
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We are located in Olde Towne Okotoks, at 40 "E" Elizabeth Street directly across from the Dit & Dat & Balance Dance studio