National Yoga Awareness Month

The Center for Health & Wellness celebrates September as Yoga Awareness Month.

In 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services designated this month as National Yoga Awareness Month, one of a select number of yearly health calendar observances.  

Yoga has been featured in a number of clinical trials that have studied its impact on risk of breast cancer, obesity, hypertension, heart disease, chronic back pain, asthma, carpal tunnel syndrome, and arthritis, and its impact on minimizing uncomfortable symptoms associated with menopause. The research has identified many benefits that yoga offers.

Depending on the type of Yoga performed, as well as the frequency and time spent, yoga offers these benefits:

 • Increased flexibility.
 • Increased muscle strength and tone.
 • Improved respiration, energy and vitality.
 • Maintaining a balanced metabolism.
 • Weight reduction.
 • Cardio and circulatory health.
 • Improved athletic performance.
 • Protection from injury.
 • Relief from neck, back and hip pain
 • Reduced stress
 • Improved mood
 • Reduced depression and anxiety symptoms.

There are many different types of yoga. You may want to try different classes, instructors, and different approaches so you can find a yoga discipline that is right for you. Youth and adults can enjoy yoga.

The Center for Health & Wellness offers the following Yoga classes:

Simply Yoga
Designed for the person new to yoga, Simply Yoga is a gentle vinyasa flow that teaches basic yoga poses with proper alignment, breathing and transitions from one pose to the next.
Instructor: Renee

Traditional Yoga
This yoga class uses traditional postures that involve stretching, bending and breathing to relax tense and contracted muscles, while helping you to feel younger and mentally fresh.
Instructors: Raylene and Cadelia

Yoga Your Way
Join Stacey for this level 1 intermediate yoga class which combines stretching, core strength training and deep breathing into a vinyasa flow that connects breath to movement.
Instructor: Stacey

Yoga Basics
Have you ever been intimidated to start in a new yoga class? If so, this is the class for you. Raylene will take you through this slow-paced stretching class with some simple breathing exercises and meditation. This is a good place to learn basic poses, relaxation techniques, and become comfortable with yoga.
Instructor: Raylene

Yoga with Cadelia
Join Cadelia for a slow gentle approach to yoga that encourages flexibility and strength. This class is designed to enhance your balance and restore a calm self-confidence at any age or level of ability

For more information on how you can take part in one of the Yoga classes offered daily, call the Center for Health & Wellness at 270.762.1FIT or visit us online to check out our monthly class offerings.