What? This winter season GIVE yourself the best gift of all: PRESENCE!
What would happen if you exchanged just 3 hours per week of non-work-related screen time for 3 hours of time on your mat? Exchange 3 hours of checking out, for 3 hours of checking in.
We are confident that you will feel better in mind, body, heart and soul. You will feel great, we guarantee it!
Start this challenge with a friend or two for accountability, and get the bonus of some “real time” friendship time, as well. It feels amazing to share the joy of mindful movement with someone you care about.
*All you have to do to participate is start coming to classes! *We will keep track of attendance. AND anyone who has 50 or more classes from November 15-March 15 will complete the challenge successfully and win a prize! *Get started here: www.flowhoodriver.com/pre-register-for-classes.html
Why? “The average American adult spends 5.4 hours a day on their smartphone, but many people are in denial about the realities of their screen time. Denial? Who? Me? You? According to a 2019 study by Provision Living, 82-percent of people think their personal phone usage is below that national average.” You can always look up the time you spend on your phone. You can always look up the time you spend on Netflix or other TV applications, as well. However, we all know that, for most of us, it’s a lot more time than we care to admit. Give yourself just three of those hours back=3 classes at Flow per week. Reference: https://gritdaily.com/daily-screen-time/
Benefits of a Regular Yoga Practice: If you’ve practiced yoga today, you may be feeling more relaxed, more empowered, or more connected. Yoga offers physical and mental health benefits for people of all ages. Regardless of your level of yoga experience, if you’re practicing regularly, you can feel better from head to toe. 1. Yoga improves strength, balance and flexibility. Slow movements and deep breathing increase blood flow and warm up muscles, while holding a pose can build strength. 2. Yoga helps with back pain relief. Yoga is good for easing pain and improving mobility in people with lower back pain. The American College of Physicians recommends yoga as a first-line treatment for chronic low back pain. 3. Yoga can ease arthritis symptoms. Gentle yoga has been shown to ease some of the discomfort of tender, swollen joints for people with arthritis, according to a Johns Hopkins review of 11 recent studies. 4. Yoga benefits heart health. Regular yoga practice may reduce levels of stress and body-wide inflammation, contributing to healthier hearts. Several of the factors contributing to heart disease, including high blood pressure and excess weight, can also be addressed through yoga. 5. Yoga relaxes you, to help you sleep better. In addition to a regular yoga practice, research shows that a consistent bedtime yoga routine can help you get in the right mindset and prepare your body to fall asleep and stay asleep. 6. Yoga can mean more energy and brighter moods. You may feel increased mental and physical energy, a boost in alertness and enthusiasm, and fewer negative feelings after getting into a routine of practicing yoga. 7. Yoga helps you manage stress. According to the National Institutes of Health, scientific evidence shows that yoga supports stress management, mental health, mindfulness, healthy eating, weight loss and quality sleep. 8. Yoga connects you with a supportive community. Participating in yoga classes can ease loneliness and provide an environment for group healing and support. 9. Yoga promotes better self-care. These benefits are summarized from scientific research on yoga benefits. The U.S. military, the National Institutes of Health and other large organizations are listening to — and incorporating — scientific validation of yoga’s value in health care. Numerous studies show yoga’s benefits in arthritis, osteopenia, balance issues, oncology, women’s health, chronic pain and other specialties.