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Practicing yoga provides tremendous benefits but to maximize the effects, it is important to compliment with healthy living. This means looking at all areas of how your life is interconnected such as a healthier environment, healthy relationships, cross fitness training and positive thinking.
Integrating Yoga practice with harmonizing the mind and body without fueling it with good nutrition does not make a lot of sense. Nutrition is a fundamental part of any healing or anti-aging process.
Since vitamin and mineral deficiency can impair the body’s ability to heal itself, they often benefit the body and mind in unique ways. However, the most important consideration is to get these vitamins and minerals and nutrients from food as opposed to supplements. However, modern practices of agricultural are stripping the soil of nutrients devastating the nutritional value of crops. The fruits and vegetables grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than today since advances in science have created negative issues.
Keep in mind when taking supplements these are not replacements for good nutrition.
With the FDA having such loose regulations and policies, it is imperative consumers are extra cautious about which products they choose. Often times, products are only recalled after they have proven to be unsafe or hazardous to consumers. To avoid unsafe products, it is crucial that people have access to manufacturers who have proven to use only the best practices in developing legitimate, all-natural vitamins and supplements.
Taking your practice to the beach or outdoors is more like Yogis intended more than 5,000 years ago. According to some of the top experts in Yoga, practice must NOT
be constricted solely within the yoga studio; Yogis and athletes must learn to develop exercise or yoga practice outdoors. This is the same reason that yoga retreats are mostly held in outdoor environments that enable one to get close to nature.
In extensive research from the Environmental Science and Technology, 11 studies with 833 adults the author’s concluded that when compared to indoor exercise, outdoor exercise led to increased mental benefits with greater feelings of revitalization, increased energy and decreased stress and depression. Most all of the trials showed an improvement in spiritual, emotional and psychological well-being over studio yoga or indoor exercise.
The healing touch of sun-kissed skin, the aromatic smell and the melody of waves, seagulls, breeze and laughter enhance your yoga practice. Practicing beach yoga builds the secondary muscles in your feet and hips and increases core work in balanced postures. (Asana) The warm, uneven sand, massages, strengthens and aligns the feet while increasing overall enjoyment.
Within the limitations of a yoga studio, teachers do their best to create an atmosphere of inspirational and therapeutic music, soft lights and aromatherapy. Practicing yoga on the beach opens up a variety of positive sensations for ones soul.
Beach Yoga Classes - Changes- seasonal. Call ahead
Enjoy Beach Yoga classes with the soft beach breezes off the Gulf of Mexico and the sound of waves lapping at the beach line on Indian Shores, Florida. This is a Vinyassa flow style class, offering modification options for beginners and challenging options for more experienced Yoga practitioners. This wonderful experience with the sounds of nature, gentle breezes and warmth of the sunshine is something you will never forget. These beach yoga classes take place just before sunset. The sky is beautiful and adds an ever changing natural setting to the class that makes each one of the beach yoga classes something special and unique. Benefits of Outdoor Yoga
What to Bring?
Bring a large blanket, bolster or extra beach towel for seated poses. Standing flow or Asanas are often done in the sand with the feel of soft sand on the feet. Yoga mat, water and sunscreen are recomended. Plan on taking extra time before or after class to go for a swim or walk the beach. There are also many great beach restaurants in Indian Shores, Indian Rocks Beach, Redington Beach, Maderia Beach and Clearwater.
All donations go to United Health Care. Donations are anywhere from $6-15 per class.
LocationIndian Shores Beach193rd & Gulf Indian Shores, FL
Parking located atIndian Shores town hall19221 Gulf BoulevardIndian Shores, FL 33785
In the case of inclement weather, please call (813) 917-2892
Hatha Yoga Classes
Hatha Yoga (meaning sun and moon yoga) is often translated as the union of opposites. Hatha yoga concentrates on the Asanas (postures) and pranayama (breath control) to energize the nadis (subtle body channels). The objective is to remove obstacles from attaining Pratyahara (sense-withdrawal), Dharana (concentration), Dyana (meditation), and Samadhi (balance). Carla’s Hatha Yoga class aims to unify the meditative state within the physical asana. Through the practice of Hatha yoga, the body and mind become more flexible, stronger, and more balanced. Carla’s classes aim to stay true to these intentions of Hatha Yoga. Not only will you leave her class feeling physically stronger, but your will and concentration will reach higher levels of power!
Gentle Yoga Classes
The Gentle class includes asanas (postures), pranayama (breath work), and meditation in combinations which create a peaceful yoga practice. The class focuses on stress relief, relaxation , improved flexibility, and full body strengthening. Gentle yoga is open to and recommended for all levels. The gentle pace is great for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students who wish to experience the deeper spaces of awareness within all areas of the Hatha yoga practice. Students will gain self-empowerment, a powerful understanding of the philosophies of yoga, and will leave feeling revitalized!
Yoga For Athletes
Designed for sports practitioners and athletes to balance strength and flexibility. This class emphasizes the quality and benefits of the sequence using tools and techniques to increase core and abdominal strength, sharpen physical coordination and deepen mental focus. You will quiet the thinking mind by coordinating breath with movement flow and music.
Yoga Fusion - Vinyasa Beach Yoga!
(Vinyasa, Iyengar and Ashtanga combined) OFFERED ON THE BEACH. This class combines classical with contemporary yoga styles for a blend of the highest qualities of each, including dynamic movement with stationary wisdom. This class fuses original waves of movement and smooth transitions between Asana’s coordinated with rhythmic breath. You will experience a therapeutic, yet creative, energizing patterns that strengthen and balance the physical body while calming the mind and spirit. This class uses the principles of alignment & technique with either modifications or challenge options offered so that many levels benefit. Benefits include improved posture, balance and agility, increased strength and flexibility and injury prevention. Modifications or challenge options are offered so that many levels benefit.
Intermediate to advanced class that combines rhythmic and coordinated movement to music incorporating warm-ups specifically found from modern dance, Pilates and Yoga with energetic flow. Loads of fun! Improves endurance, strength, core, balance, posture, coordination and flexibility.