If you've ever wanted to try yoga, it's time to get out the mat.
Whether you are a fitness fanatic or just starting to exercise, yoga may be the exercise for you. This mind-body exercise includes physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation.
By practicing yoga, you can:
More than one hundred styles of yoga are practiced in the United States. Ask your doctor if there are any types that you should avoid. Then find a class taught by a certified instructor. A typical yoga class consists of a warm-up, a work phase that includes flowing poses and deep stretches, a cool-down, and a final relaxation phase.
Although Your Blue StoreSM locations have reopened, in-person fitness classes have not resumed at this time. Instead, we are offering virtual fitness classes (including yoga) at 10:00 a.m., Monday through Friday on the BCBSRI Facebook page. Can't make the live classes? View the videos anytime on our Facebook page. Classes are different every day, and all fitness levels are welcome.**
*National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
**If it's been a while since you've exercised or you have health issues or concerns, it's a good idea to talk to your doctor before starting to exercise.