Four Reasons to Practice Beach Yoga
We all know the benefits of practicing yoga. The strengthening and flexibility of the body and the positive psychological effects of yoga bring many people to the mat every day. Beach yoga offers these benefits plus some that you can’t find on the mat in a studio or at home. Here are a few of those benefits:
- Sunshine: vitamin D is essential for your body to stay healthy. Practicing beach yoga gives you sun exposure. The sun’s rays on the body produces vitamin D. Sunshine exposure also helps those with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Remember to always wear sunscreen to avoid too much sun.
- Muscle strengthening: by holding the poses in the sand, your body will need to work harder to find balance and steadiness. The sand shifts below your feet unlike the hard, steady floor in yoga studios. This makes your body work harder to maintain the poses. This, in turn, uses more muscles within your legs, arms, back, etc. The result is a firmer, tighter physique.
- Fresh Air: here in southwest Florida, you tend to live in your air conditioning much of the year. Beach yoga gives you the opportunity to take in fresh air and nourish your muscles with oxygen. Yoga practice involves deep breathing. Breathing in the fresh, crisp air from the Gulf of Mexico will rejuvenate and energize you!
- Ultimate Relaxation: a lot of us go to the beach to relax, right? Combine a yoga class in this relaxing environment to feel a calmness and clarity that you cannot find in a yoga studio.
Here at Monarch Wellness, our Beach Yoga classes will start up again very soon. We are accepting pre-registrations right now for the fall classes. Please call our office for the beach location and to reserve your spot. You will be glad you did! Call us at 239-231-3208.
Our central Naples location is: 843 Myrtle Terrace, Naples, Florida 34103. Our South/East Naples location is: 12264 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 202 Naples, FL 34113.
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