Gentle Yoga Classes in Prescott F.A.Q.s

What makes The Yoga Room Different? F.A.Q.s

Here are some F.A.Q.s that you might be wondering about when you participate in a gentle yoga class ??

  • We’re creating a sense of community with our small personalized classes. (Maximum per class is 12 students.)

  • An intimate studio allows for a warm and welcoming experience so you feel safe and at ease!

  • Our specialized teachers are able to work with particular areas of the body and give individual attention to your specific needs.

  • Everyone learns and grows together!

Please feel free to ask us anything else you may be wondering about.

We Focus on Balance and Stability.

We focus on Gentle Postures to Improve Your Flexibility.

We focus on Muscle and Core Strength.

Strengthening your Muscles and Improving Balance Prevents the Likelihood of Falls.

Why Yoga?

How will it BENEFIT ME?

Yoga, especially restorative and gentle yoga, offers a wide array of health benefits. If you have often struggle with pain, joint stress, imbalance, osteoarthritis, you could absolutely benefit from incorporating a yoga practice into your health regime.

Yoga Improves Balance and Stability

Many yoga poses focus on balance and stability, both incredibly important as we age. Strengthening your muscles and improving your balance at any age prevents the likelihood of falls. Not only does it prevent them in the first place, but an increase in strength and stability also helps seniors bounce back and recover, should a fall occur.

Yoga Improves Flexibility and Joint Health

If you’re looking for a gentle exercise that increases flexibility, yoga is a great option for you. Flexibility exercises such as yoga helped to manage osteoarthritis and have therapeutic benefits. Not only can these low-impact moves loosen your muscles, they can also tone your supporting muscles and help prevent injury. We have specific classes for Healthy Bones – Healthy Bodies! See our schedule for more details.

Yoga Improves Respiration

Yoga improves respiration and recent studies have shown that a 12-week yoga program significantly improves respiratory function especially in elderly women.  Respiratory limitations and less tolerance to physical exertion happens as we age. Anything that reduces oxygen in the respiratory system can have negative effects on the mind and body. Breathing is the foundation of life. We can go weeks without food, but you can’t go more than a few minutes without breath, so it’s a good idea to keep your respiratory system in tip-top shape at any age.

Yoga Reduces High Blood Pressure

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, can lead to cardiovascular disease and is the second leading cause of kidney disease. Recent studies have found that yoga reduces oxidative stress in the elderly. Oxidative stress is one of the underlying causes of high blood pressure and, especially for seniors, is a strong risk factor for heart attacks. Contact Amy McVickers regarding her Healthy Heart Program!

Yoga Reduces Anxiety

Yoga classes are calm and restorative designed to relax your body and mind. With regular practice, yoga can reduce your sympathetic nervous system’s fight-or-flight response which is the main culprit for inflammation and stress in the body. of all kinds and wreak havoc on your mind and body.

Our rest and restore as well as our Yin Yoga classes focus on your parasympathetic nervous system, (rest and restore) which is the road to health and vitality for all ages. See our schedule for Yin Yoga with Jamie Oden and Candlelight Restorative with Kathy DeFreitas.

Yoga Encourages Mindfulness

Since so much of yoga is focused on breathing and listening to your body, an added benefit is the expanded awareness of your inner self the more you practice.

Over time you will become mindful of not just your body, but also of your thoughts and emotions, you will become more connected to your environment, your community, and the world around you!