The Benefits of Yoga, Now at PV

Leah P., Writer

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      When you think of yoga, maybe you think of Buddha or being “Zen” but in reality, yoga is a whole lot more. Yoga is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline which includes breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, and is widely practiced for health and relaxation. Most other sports do not offer results quite as quickly and for those who are impatient, that can be discouraging and lead to boredom. Yoga is a constantly evolving practice and with hundreds of different kinds of yoga, you’re sure to find one that’s right for you.

One of the greatest benefits of yoga that hardly any other sport can offer is that it is open to all generations and fitness levels. Whether 92 or 12 years old, yoga can certainly help both the physical health and state of mind. But don’t worry if you aren’t flexible or don’t consider yourself to be an athletic individual. There are hundreds of classes out there that are for beginners and experts.

     Yoga is not just about working out, it’s about a healthy lifestyle. The practice of yoga allows students to find stillness in a world consumed with chaos. Peace and tranquility are achieved through focused training, and who doesn’t want that? Though the stereotype of yoga usually involves middle-aged moms, students in high school and college can benefit especially during the stressful times during their lives (Did someone say finals?).

     So where can you go to a local yoga class? This year, PE yoga is available at PV to all who are interested! This semester there are only about 20 students but because it is a new class it is expected to grow. Ms. Maston is the instructor and from personal experience, this class is a ton of fun. The first 45 minutes is dedicated to yoga, while the rest is either spent jogging on the track or working out in the weight room (yeah, we lift). PE yoga is a fun and diverse class, and can definitely help with everyday stress.

       But if you’re already committed to a sport and want to do yoga outside of school, a great studio in San Pedro is Yoga Bindu. A beautiful facility filled with people of all ages and fitness levels. The address is  718 S Weymouth Ave, in San Pedro and if you’re interested and the instructor and owner of the studio is Rosie Good. P.S; the first class is free so you can see if you like it!

Sea kings come de-stress either during PE or at a local studio, it’s sure to help!

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