Everyone knows that exercise is good for the body and mind. Studies have found regular exercise helps alleviate anxiety, stress and depression, in addition to increased brain power and sharpened memory.
And if that’s not enough of a buy-in for you, then consider the significant self-confidence boost resulting from how great you will look and feel in a couple of weeks.
Once you’re off the wagon, it’s easy to forget the benefits of regular exercise and it’s even harder to get motivated to get back into it. Group classes are a great way to return to your sports routine and have fun in the meantime. The benefits of a group class go beyond training with others and possibly making friends. You will also feel the support from likeminded people with the same goals as you and find that it’s ok to not be able to do something yet – everyone develops at a different pace.
Internationals Bratislava offers regular yoga and Pilates classes at convenient times throughout the week to suit even the busiest professionals. Both disciplines are a great way to get back into sports but let’s look further into why this type of exercise may be right for you:
Yoga is a spiritual discipline focused on bringing harmony between mind and body. It is an art and science for healthy living. The word “Yoga” is derived from Sanskrit and means “to join” or “to unite”. “Yoga” also refers to an inner science, comprising of a range of methods through which people can achieve a union between the body and mind. The aim of yoga is to reach a sense of freedom in every aspect of life with harmony, health and happiness.
Yoga refers to the completion of a sequence of poses called “asanas”. Each pose has specific physical benefits. The poses can be done quickly, creating heat through movement or more slowly to increase stamina and perfect alignment of the pose. Through regular practice, physical tension and imbalance are brought to attention and begin to release. And, over time, you will find that the more you practice, the poses become meditation-in-action with increased awareness of the breath going through the body.
Pilates is similar to yoga but focuses on your core — the abdomen, lower back, inner and outer thigh, and so on. For this reason, Pilates develops much of what exercisers are looking for — strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and good posture. Essentially, Pilates focuses on correct form instead of going for the cardio burn.
Pilates classes aim to build strength, flexibility and lean muscle tone with focus on lengthening the body and straightening the spine. The results are unlike other type of exercise, so if you feel like you have already tried everything to get your dream body without success, Pilates may surprise you.
Both classes will bring a lasting slimming effect, in addition to improved flexibility and increased mobility, even in just a short space of time. In just a few sessions, you will already be standing taller, sitting straighter and moving with better balance and coordination.
So, what are you waiting for?
To find out more about the classes organised by Internationals Bratislava, check out the video below or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or why not drop in to one of the regular sessions. Find out the times and useful information here:
Yoga: Yoga info
Pilates: Pilates info
Written by: Svetlana Gangova