Yoga in Greater Cleveland
In order to promote full body wellness, Stella Luna Counseling & Wellness offers many styles of yoga in Cleveland at our facility that are suitable for both beginners and more advanced practitioners alike. Yoga is an ancient tradition designed to promote a healthy and balanced life experience through physical, mental, and spiritual practices.
Our yoga instructors (yogis) are trained in multiple yoga styles that include, but are not limited to:
- Vinyasa Yoga
- Hatha Yoga
- Yin Yoga
- Bikram Yoga
Bikram Yoga or ‘Hot Yoga’ is a style that is used as a form of exercise. This style of yoga is practiced in a studio heated to 105° and features high humidity to simulate the climate of India. Bikram Yoga uses a series of asanas or positions in rapid succession. This is a fast-paced, highly energetic practice designed to focus on strength, flexibility, and stamina.
In addition, some people who practice Bikram Yoga have reported:
- A decrease in perceived stress
- An increase in Mindfulness
- Increased glucose tolerance
- Increased bone density
- A decrease in arterial stiffness
Vinyasa Yoga is one of the most well-known styles of yoga practiced in western cultures. It is a fast-paced, continuous, and fluid progression through various asanas, or poses, while focusing on connecting your breathing to your movements. The advantages of this type of yoga are becoming quite well-known.
The practice of Vinyasa Yoga is reported to help create:
- Decreased anxiety and depression
- An increase in flexibility
- Increased cardiovascular health
- Improvements in breathing and oxygenation of the whole body
Hatha Yoga is similar to Vinyasa Yoga but maintains the focus on slower, controlled breathing synchronized with the physical poses and transitions between poses. There is greater attention given to long, slow stretches – this is yogic style is slower-paced and emphasizes very controlled and precise movements.
In addition to the benefits previously listed, Hatha Yoga increases
- Core strength
Yin Yoga is a relatively new style of yoga that uses the same or similar asanas as Hatha Yoga. The key difference is the slow pace of this style when compared to other forms of yoga. Yin yoga concentrates on very slow movements with individual asanas held for 1 to 5 minutes. This dynamically changes the experience, and the way energy is moved through the body. With a focus on energy meridians and an inward focus of your attention, this can be a deeply relaxing, rejuvenating experience for the body and the spirit.
Some additional advantages of Yin Yoga include:
- Physical improvement of the fascia, ligaments, tendons, joints, and internal organs
- Mental benefits of stress relief, emotional balance, and clarity
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