Happy New Year! New Years is a time of resolutions and your well-being should top of the list. According to the CDC, the life expectancy of Americans has risen by 15% since 1960. With 50 being the new 30, people are living much more active and adventurous lives than their contemporaries did in the 60’s. Gone are the days when only young people were into fitness. Today fitness is for everyone and the benefits of a dedicated fitness routine, and yoga practice in particular are widely recognized. The NY Times reported, “Yoga enthusiasts link the practice to a long list of health benefits, including greater flexibility and range of motion, stronger muscles, better posture and balance, reduced emotional and physical stress, and increased self-awareness and self-esteem.” Dedicated yogis experience these benefits and know that practicing yoga as you age and at any age keeps you young.
Last February I suffered an accident skiing and required significant reconstructive surgery on my knee. I am certain that I was able to recover more quickly thanks to my dedicated practice of yoga, pilates and barre. Within 48 hours of my surgery, I was navigating my way around a Pilates reformer in the physical therapy center; 10 days post surgery I was able to do pushups, Pilates and weight training to maintain strength in my upper body and core; and within 6 weeks I restarted my yoga practice! Beginning with Yin and restorative, I was able to quickly return to both my Vinyasa practice and barre classes with sensible modifications.
Since 2008, Balance Studio has been helping clients develop a dedication to themselves. As an integrated yoga, Pilates and barre studio, we believe in the benefits of dedicated practice. Our highly trained teachers are here to lead and support your commitment to being strong, flexible and balanced.
Join us later this month for our one day Wellness Retreat at Glastonbury Abbey. Start the new year with a full integration of physical and mental well-being with tools that will keep you feeling young throughout your lifetime.