Weighing the benefits of yoga with weights
By Sherri Baptiste and Megan Scott

Makes you stronger: Yoga makes you  stronger and tones your muscles, but by adding the weights, you give  additional boost to the muscle strengthening and toning powers of yoga.


Builds your core strength: Your core muscles are responsible for good posture. Unless your core  muscles are strong, you can’t develop the muscles of your arms and legs  to their fullest potential.


Tones your muscles: Yoga-with-weights exercises are designed to work and tone all the muscles of your body.


Addresses your flexibility and range of motion: Yoga with weights combines yoga techniques with physical culture  practices. The goal is to achieve the proper body alignment and breathe  correctly in every move and exercise while cultivating an open mind and  heart.


Improves your circulation: Your  muscles become stronger and healthier because they receive more  nutrients. Stretching also helps renew muscles and muscle fiber.


Creates body awareness: Yoga with weights builds body awareness. You can think of yoga with weights as a dialogue between your mind and body.


Addresses balance and coordination: Yoga with weights helps you understand which muscles to contract or  relax in an action, and in so doing it teaches balance and coordination.


Builds bone density: Weight-bearing exercises such as yoga with weights help bones retain their density.


Assists with proper breathing: Yoga and yoga with weights are two of a handful of exercise programs that concern themselves with breathing properly.

What you can expect in a Yoga with Weight class…
We will provide you with a set of hand held weights anywhere from 1-5pounds. The weights stabilize your body and help you achieve a higher level of physical benefit and conditioning. The addition of the weights makes you feel the effect of the yoga  training sooner. The weights train your muscles where to be and where to  go. In a beginning yoga practice, several months could go by before you  start to “get it.” You have to figure out how and where to move  different parts of your body. It doesn’t take you as long to understand  what yoga is about when you practice yoga with weights, because the  weights help you move your body into the right positions. The weights  force you to engage the right muscles.
Join a Yoga with Weight class today at Joy Yoga!
Wednesdays
Suzy Soto 4:00-5:15pm
Susan Underwood 7:30-8:30pm
Thursdays
Natalie Maisel 6:00-7:15pm
We hope to see you Namaste!

Weighing the benefits of yoga with weights

By Sherri Baptiste and Megan Scott

  • Makes you stronger: Yoga makes you stronger and tones your muscles, but by adding the weights, you give additional boost to the muscle strengthening and toning powers of yoga.

  • Builds your core strength: Your core muscles are responsible for good posture. Unless your core muscles are strong, you can’t develop the muscles of your arms and legs to their fullest potential.

  • Tones your muscles: Yoga-with-weights exercises are designed to work and tone all the muscles of your body.

  • Addresses your flexibility and range of motion: Yoga with weights combines yoga techniques with physical culture practices. The goal is to achieve the proper body alignment and breathe correctly in every move and exercise while cultivating an open mind and heart.

  • Improves your circulation: Your muscles become stronger and healthier because they receive more nutrients. Stretching also helps renew muscles and muscle fiber.

  • Creates body awareness: Yoga with weights builds body awareness. You can think of yoga with weights as a dialogue between your mind and body.

  • Addresses balance and coordination: Yoga with weights helps you understand which muscles to contract or relax in an action, and in so doing it teaches balance and coordination.

  • Builds bone density: Weight-bearing exercises such as yoga with weights help bones retain their density.

  • Assists with proper breathing: Yoga and yoga with weights are two of a handful of exercise programs that concern themselves with breathing properly.

What you can expect in a Yoga with Weight class…

We will provide you with a set of hand held weights anywhere from 1-5pounds. The weights stabilize your body and help you achieve a higher level of physical benefit and conditioning. The addition of the weights makes you feel the effect of the yoga training sooner. The weights train your muscles where to be and where to go. In a beginning yoga practice, several months could go by before you start to “get it.” You have to figure out how and where to move different parts of your body. It doesn’t take you as long to understand what yoga is about when you practice yoga with weights, because the weights help you move your body into the right positions. The weights force you to engage the right muscles.

Join a Yoga with Weight class today at Joy Yoga!

Wednesdays

Suzy Soto 4:00-5:15pm

Susan Underwood 7:30-8:30pm

Thursdays

Natalie Maisel 6:00-7:15pm

We hope to see you Namaste!