Tiffany Fite
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27 Sep
Mind and Body Benefits of Yoga is beginning now.
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Tiffany Fite
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27 Sep
Yoga is one of my favorite forms of exercise!
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Tiffany Fite
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27 Sep
Yoga has amazing benefits for those who practice it regularly.
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Tiffany Fite
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27 Sep
What is yoga? Yoga combines physical postures, called asanas, and breathing techniques, called pranayama, to improve overall mental, physical, and emotional health. Asanas improve posture, balance, strength, coordination, and flexibility. Pranayama improves respiratory efficiency while relaxing the body and the mind.
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Chestnut
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27 Sep
I’ve done beginning yoga on SilverSneakers
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Tiffany Fite
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27 Sep
The mental benefits of yoga include: *Improves concentration and memory. *Improves stress coping skills and mood state. *Decreases depression, anxiety, and worry *helps individuals to become more mindful in their daily lives
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Guitar
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27 Sep
I have terrible back pain. Pain is lower back and I have 2 bad disk s and both shoulders are bad. Left torn rotator cuff and right is calcium build up. Can not imagine what exercise s I can do.
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Tiffany Fite
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27 Sep
Hello Aleta, the key is finding exercises you can do that do not cause you pain. The right exercise in the right quantity can actually make you feel better. This can feel like a hard thing to figure out but I would be happy to speak with you more about it to help you find exercises that work. If you were sent to Wisdo through your insurance company you are entitled to several complimentary sessions with me. Just let me know if you would like to meet on Zoom or talk about it over the phone.
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Tiffany Fite
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27 Sep
Physical benefits of yoga include: *Improvements in flexibility, strength, balance, and coordination *Improvements and sleep quantity and quality *Improves respiratory efficiency * Can help to decrease blood pressure *Can help to increase bone density *Can strengthen the immune system *Increased energy and overall feeling of well-being.
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Tiffany Fite
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27 Sep
Yoga compliments all other types of exercises.
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Tiffany Fite
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27 Sep
Yoga is adaptable to everyone. Yoga can be done 5 minutes per day or an hour a day depending on your own personal goals, needs, time constraints, and physical ability. It can be very gentle, and it can also be very vigorous. Just like all other exercise the key is to modify to meet your own personal goals. As an exercise physiologist who's been in the fitness industry for over 30 years, I've taught yoga to individuals of all ages and all Fitness levels. Anyone and everyone can experience the benefits.
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Guitar
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27 Sep
Thank you
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Tiffany Fite
AuthorMentor
27 Sep
Does anyone have questions comments or feedback?
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Chestnut
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27 Sep
I will explore this more. Maybe we could discuss it
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Fox
27 Sep
I’ve been recommended yoga a few times, but haven’t tried it yet
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Tiffany Fite
AuthorMentor
27 Sep
Hi Becca! I would definitely recommend trying it. Just like with anything else, start slow, and gradually increase.
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Tiffany Fite
AuthorMentor
27 Sep
If you have never done yoga before the key is to start slow with very basic poses appropriate for your Fitness level and age, and progress slowly, allowing the body to adapt.
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Tiffany Fite
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27 Sep
Remember, only a few minutes is needed to begin a yoga routine. If you already exercise you could simply use it as your cool down and final stretch.
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Fox
27 Sep
Can you advise of any helpful resources for beginners? I’m curious about yoga, but worried how my IBS would be with it
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Tiffany Fite
AuthorMentor
27 Sep
For those of you who are silver sneakers members or are eligible for silver sneakers, they have some excellent virtual yoga videos.
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Tiffany Fite
AuthorMentor
27 Sep
As a side note, as I said before I've been in the Fitness and wellness industry for over 30 years, and was a fitness enthusiast for many years prior to that. For many years I was not interested in yoga practice, until about 20 years ago when I took a yoga course to earn continuing education credits. I literally fell in love with it and have done it every day since. Some days it's a vigorous long yoga session, but most days it's a 10 to 15 minutes session that I use to align my body, soothe and stretch tight muscles, gain mental clarity and relaxation. I definitely would not want to go a day without it. Starting slow is the key and finding poses that really work for you. I will be messaging those of you who are interested in resources for yoga and I hope you love it as much as I do.
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Tiffany Fite
AuthorMentor
27 Sep
Thank you for joining me today. As promised, if you requested more information I will be private messaging you within the next day or two. Stay well!
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