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You need help managing your stress.
You want to strengthen and tone your body.
You want to lose weight.
You want to be in good shape...
That’s a common problem, and it can be difficult to figure out which workout is going to give you the best results. You might also wonder whether there’s a workout that can help your body and mind at the same time.
Ideally, the workout you choose should help you improve your strength, gain flexibility, and be a healthy part of your daily routine. If working out feels like a chore, you won’t stick to it.
Feel the stress and tension melt away
Yoga is an ancient practice with modern appeal. By emphasizing core strength, balance, and flexibility, it helps people lose weight, tone their muscles, and manage their stress.
Practicing Yoga Helps You Let Go of Stress
Modern life is stressful. We all struggle to balance our work with our home lives, and to make time for family, friends, and hobbies.
Because it strengthens the connection between your body and your mind, Yoga helps teach students to manage their stress. To practice Yoga, you must be in the moment.
Over time, studying Yoga can provide you with the peace of mind you seek, while also helping improve your physical health.
Yoga Practice Improves Muscle Tone and Strength
If you want to tone your muscles, you must target them with exercises that force them to work. And one of the best ways to accomplish that is through the practice of Yoga.
Yoga uses your body weight to help you build muscle. By balancing and holding poses, you’ll train your core muscles and make your whole body strong.
As you learn and grow in your practice, you’ll build the strength to hold advanced Yoga poses – and you’ll carry that strength over into other areas of your life.
Practicing Yoga Helps People Lose Weight
Weight loss is a common goal stated by people who sign up for Yoga classes. They want to reconnect with their bodies and get in shape.
The practice of Yoga helps with weight loss by building muscle. Muscle burns more calories than fat does, and as you study Yoga, you’ll increase your metabolism, too.
Yoga will help you appreciate your body in a new way, and build the connection between your body and mind. You’ll want to give your body what it needs to be strong and healthy.
Stand Tall by Practicing Yoga
It’s common for people to have poor posture as a result of crouching in front of computers and mobile devices.
Practicing Yoga builds core strength and helps practitioners stand tall and strong. When your core muscles are toned, it’s easy to hold yourself straight and improve your posture.
Yoga can also improve your self-confidence. You can walk into rooms knowing you look and feel good – and that affects your posture, too.
I have been attending NPMAC for many years now. When I first discovered it, I was surprised at how friendly, helpful and down to earth everyone was. After spending enough time studying To-Shin Do, it becomes very clear that these values are weaved into the fabric of the art and are genuine at every level.
I have been attending NPMAC for a few years now and before I started coming here, if someone were to ask me about martial arts I would have thought it was punches and kicks, but after my first visit and private class I found it to be much more than that. Since the very beginning they were teaching me to be confident in myself and how to respect others. They showed me that fighting doesn't always have to be a physical altercation, but can be an internal struggle. I've found out that we are our harshest critics. I'm very grateful to have found this dojo and their teachings. Showing me not only the means to protect myself in life or death situations, but how to react to those situations with a different point of view.
I like the way the course is structured and enjoy the numerous amount of teachers at our disposal, each providing their own twist of knowledge in their experience with the style.
Before my first class I thought I was only going to do private classes, but after meeting the teachers and fellow students I found the environment to be welcoming and we were all there for the same purpose. I find it amazing to see the little ninjas all the way to the seasoned black belts still yearning to learn.
The dojo is a relatively large size having a men's dressing room, women's dressing room, bathroom, ninja lounge and spacious mat area.
If you're looking for a martial arts that has both mental and physical aspects than To-Shin Do at NPMAC is my recommendation for you.
A true gem teaching life skills that go well beyond what you expect to find in a martial center. The staff is warm, friendly, and encouraging to all the students. Staff members are visibly present on the mat and in the training area, actively engaged with the students. Students training are smiling and cheering each other throughout the various exercises I witnessed and the environment was overwhelming positive. Training had a unique approach, encouraging the students to use words deterring aggression, and the physical techniques showed flexible responses depending the real-life situation that might arise. The facility is very well maintained and extremely clean. This place is truly unique and unlike any other martial school I've been in.
This is a great dojo with wonderful patrons and a caring staff. My kids love their “ninja” classes and I love taking classes knowing each day I become more powerful and confident.
Love, love, LOVE this place! It's not only great for the kids but for us parents too. A good combination of practical self defense, fitness, meditation and guidance on being the best person you can be. I come out of every class both stronger and calmer. Can't say enough positive things.
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No. One of the core beliefs of Yoga involves not harming oneself or others. While some practitioners interpret this as supporting vegetarianism, being a vegetarian is not a requirement to practice Yoga.
One of the key differences it that the practice of Yoga is both mental and physical. Holding poses requires coordinating your breathing with what your body is doing. People who learn Yoga also learn the practice of mindfulness.
Yes. Any exercise can help with stress, but Yoga is particularly beneficial because the practice encourages you to let go of stressful thoughts and stay in the present moment. Over time, Yoga practice can help you manage stress and anxiety.
Some people practice every day, while others do it several times a week or once a week. Any practice is better than no practice, and many people who start out slowly end up doing Yoga every day. The frequency of your practice depending on your individual needs.
Yes. However, it is important to combine Yoga with a healthy diet and lifestyle if you want your body to be lean and strong. Yoga by itself will not help you overcome a diet high in processed foods and sugar.
Yes. If your injury prevents you from doing certain poses, your instructor can help you learn alternatives. Most Yoga poses have beginner, intermediate, and advanced options so you can choose the pose that works for your physical abilities.
The practice of Yoga can help you manage chronic pain.
Yoga helps decrease insomnia and improves the quality of your sleep.
People who practice Yoga have greater flexibility than people who don’t.
Yoga practice helps increase your ability to focus.
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