4 Reasons Why Yoga Is Best Practiced During Summer
So often, people let their health & exercise habits slip during the summer months. With holidays, weddings & BBQs, wellness just seems to fall through the cracks. This, however, creates an influx of anxiety as August appears and shakes everybody to their core, literally.
So, what are the benefits of starting or continuing a yoga practice in summer?
As summer is a time for families and friends to get away from their daily routine, yoga classes tend to be a little quieter – leaving more room to breathe, move around your mat and not worry about knocking your neighbour Susan in the nose during a swan-dive.
Balances The Yin/Yang of Life
Every season, person or activity can be referred to as either ‘Yin’ or ‘Yang’. These 2 opposing elements compliment each-other by creating a unified balance. Yin represents low energy – softness, darkness and inward emotion. Summer is an extremely ‘Yang’ season – identified by scorching heat, dancing at festivals, laughing, drinking and generally behaving in an extremely out-going, lively way. Yoga acts as an elixir for all the ‘go,go,go’ of modern life as it allows you to create a balance from the hectic lifestyle that summer may bring.
More Limber Body = Deeper Flexibilty
The great thing about yoga during summer is that our warmer bodies are more prepared for every bend, stretch and twist. Our muscles are already malleable due increased heat and generally our joints feel more limber and free. This makes yoga more easily accessible to our bodies than if started during the crispy cold Winter season, meaning that our loose bodies are prepared to go even further into postures without injury or strain.
Eliminate September Fitness Fear
Ease into Autumn knowing that you’ve taken all the right steps during Summer to look after your body and mind. Avoid all of the last minute panic about starting a fitness routine or beating yourself up for enjoying yourself too much. Practicing yoga during the summer months will provide all the stability you need during this fun-loving frenzy of a season.
We have an amazing Summer Sizzler deal that will see you through all summer long, offering 15 – 20% off our 6 class passes – find out more here. Enjoy this gift as a thanks from us for your continued support all year round!
The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.