Yoga. We’ve all heard about it, some of us have experienced it, and many of us tell ourselves that we should probably try it and see what all the hype is about!
I’m one of those people in the latter group.
As an Occupational Therapist (OT), I have to take continuing education courses, yearly, in order to maintain my OT licensure. So, about a year ago, I had the opportunity to take a home study course on “Yoga As Medicine”! I learned SO much from this course about the multitude of benefits one gets from doing yoga.
Some of the conditions that have been shown to benefit from doing yoga are:
- Arthritis and Rheumatic Disorders
- Back Disorders
- High Blood Pressure
- Chronic Pain
- Urinary Stress Incontinence
This is quite a list, and it barely touches on how far-reaching the benefits of yoga are!
Back when Pam and I discovered The X-Project, our gym, about 8 months ago, we had also dabbled (meaning we tried one session) in yoga. I LOVED the focus on breathing, the soothing music, the gentle stretching and the feeling of getting in touch with my spirituality.
Well, NOW, there is a NEW yoga studio in Frederick! Shine Yoga!
Our amazing gym, The X-Project, is introducing this brand new yoga studio adjacent to their space in the same building!! This is such an exciting new addition!