Gentle yoga is offered 5 days a week at AWI!
Taught by a Registered Nurse and Certified Yoga Instructor, our classes are designed to promote flexibility, strengthen muscles and joints, keep the mind alert and encourage relaxation. Our multi-pronged approach can encourage the body, mind and spirit to remain healthy and strong, while reducing the effects of many age-related issues.
Yoga is considered to be a mindful physical meditation that combines proper breathing techniques with slow and gentle poses. While some might practice yoga as part of their daily physical exercise regime, many rely on it for spiritual enlightenment and relaxation purposes. In fact, yoga is a very important tool in helping those who suffer from stress, anxiety, and even depression. Practicing yoga at a consistent and steady pace can provide long term benefits like lowered blood pressure, decreased risk of heart disease, improved pain management, and healthier diet and lifestyle choices. Some individuals also rely on yoga for spiritual enlightenment.
Yoga is a holistic practice that is designed for both the body and the mind. The word yoga itself is translated to "union". By practicing yoga, we are therefore able to focus on both the physical and mental aspects of our health instead of prioritizing one over the other.
AWI Gentle Yoga is tailored to accommodate individual needs with an option to use the chair or a mat.
Through deep breathing, simple posture, and mindfulness practice, yoga allows us to become one with ourselves, often resulting in a calmer, more peaceful and happier state of mind.