Yoga Classes Hope Mills NC

There are yoga classes offered in all types of yoga, with hatha and Vinyasa yoga being two of the mian types. Other types of yoga include Integral yoga, hot yoga, and Kundalini yoga. Different yoga classes are more fitness-based, while others are more spiritally oriented. See below for yoga studios in Hope Mills, NC that gives access to qualified yoga instructors who teach a range of styles of yoga classes.

Breathing Space
(910) 977-4476
1404 Raeford Rd.
Fayetteville, NC
Yoga Styles
Kripalu

Pilates Of Fayetteville Inc
(910) 484-2163
4145 Ferncreek Dr Ste E
Fayetteville, NC
 
Pineville Bally Total Fitness
8700 Pineville Matthews Rd
Charlotte, NC
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Silver Sneakers, Yoga

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Stress Escape Tours
(585) 975-9625
16 Murdock Ave
Asheville, NC

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Crest Fitness & Spa
(910) 270-3049
14653 N Hwy 17
Hampstead, NC
Yoga Styles
Hatha - Vinyasa - Restorative

Breathing Space
(910) 321-9642
1404 Raeford Rd
Fayetteville, NC
 
Charlotte Bally Total Fitness
5404 Central Ave
Charlotte, NC
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Silver Sneakers, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Daniel Althoff
(434) 941-6310
Nags Head, NC
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Yoga, Taichi, Kick Boxing, Body Sculpting, bodyweight exercises
Schedule Type
International Sports Sciences Association Certified Fitness Trainer 06/08
Education
9 years of personal study including classic strength training, jeet kune do practice, capoeira practice, yoga, qui gong, boxing, judo, aikido, the training regiments of great athletes and old time strongmen, study of myself and the process of getting to know one''s body. 2 years endurance training for kali silat with Guru Chris Nordstrom.
General Information
28 years old (trains both men and women)

Healing Through Movement
(704) 919-3580
1914 JN Pease Place
CHARLOTTE, NC

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Yoga Garden of Apex
(919) 267-9264
101 E. Chatham Street
Apex, NC
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Gentle, Prenat

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Breathe and Heal

Yogic breathwork helps your body absorb more oxygen while shedding stress.

by Linda Melone

June 2010

As the owner of a financial consulting firm, Jon Farber considers stress part of the job. “Even when business is good, it’s still stressful,” says the 44-year old New Yorker. A self-proclaimed “tightly wound” person, he began taking yoga classes a year ago that included conscious breathing techniques.

A lifelong runner and swimmer, Farber didn’t feel he needed instructions on how to breathe. However, he learned that he was breathing too shallowly, resulting in an oxygen deficit that added to his stress. Ten minutes of yogic breathing at the end of each class left him feeling relaxed and focused. “Yogic breathing helps me reframe myself for the week,” says Farber. “It takes a lot of concentration for me, but I feel completely different afterward; even my heart rate slows down.”

Farber attends a weekly class and practices yogic breathing four nights a week on his own before going to sleep. “Yogic breathing has made a big difference in my everyday balance and temperament,” he says.

Few of us pay much attention to our breathing, despite it being a bodily function we can control consciously. Yet yogic breathing can have profound effects on mind, body and spirit, proponents say.

Breathe For What Ails You

Yogic breathing comprises a branch of yoga called Pranayama, a Sanskrit word that means lengthening of the prana, or breath. Pranayama in yoga is used before performing asanas (yoga postures) to cleanse the mind and body.

“Yogic breathing decreases pain for chronic pain sufferers, decreases stress and helps people with anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),” says Stephanie Mihalas, PhD, NCSP, founder of The Center for Well-Being in Los Angeles. Stress often triggers shallow breathing, which leads to more stressful feelings, creating a feedback loop. “When people are stressed or in a state of panic, they stop breathing,” says Mihalas. “Although you may think you’re breathing, you’re actually panting, taking in short bursts of air.” As a result, less oxygen is in circulation, which adds to a fight-or-flight feeling.

Conscious, diaphragmatic breathing lowers levels of cortisol (a hormone released during stress), produces a sense of calm. Studies show that athletes who practice diaphragmatic breathing increase their antioxidant defenses after strenuous exercise. This may protect them from the long-term adverse effects of free-radical damage from vigorous exertion (Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 10/29/09 online).

Why does it seem so natural to breathe shallowly? It’s simply become part of our fast-paced lifestyle. “It’s easier and faster to breathe shallowly from our upper lungs. It takes time to practice slow, deep breathing,” says Mihalas.

Air In, Stress Out

Mihalas suggests the following healing breath practice for quick relief of stress and anxiety. She uses it in her pract...

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