Getting Back In the Exercise Groove

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Getting Back In the Exercise Groove

When was the last time you decided to hit the gym? If you are like most people, it can be hard to revive your regimen, especially if it has been awhile since you worked out. Fortunately, you don't have to let a little downtime make you feel sluggish. I have been super skinny and over the top fat, and I know what it takes to get back to the gym after a long hiatus. My blog details my own journey, so that you can stay motivated to attend those classes, perfect your run, or lift weights until it feels like your arms will fall off.


Reasons to Try Restorative Yoga

Your local yoga studio likely has a wide range of different yoga classes that you can pursue. While many of these classes are designed to challenge your body physically as you work toward increasing your strength, others offer more of a gentle experience. Restorative yoga is a type of yoga that is known for its calm and relaxing approach. It's often suitable for those who have no experience with yoga, although this is always something that you should check before signing up for a class. Here are some reasons that you might want to try restorative yoga.

Workday Stress

Many people deal with a high degree of stress during the workday. If you're not particularly fond of your job or you frequently find yourself in the center of conflicts with colleagues and customers, it's easy to feel extremely stressed by the end of your shift. Instead of going straight home and perhaps feeling on edge around your loved ones, consider stopping at a local yoga studio for a restorative yoga class. The calmness of the teacher and the gentle nature of each pose can help you to release the stress that you developed over the day at work.

Difficulty Sleeping 

There are all sorts of reasons that some people struggle to sleep well. For those who find themselves in this unfortunate situation, it's important to try different things that may help. Restorative yoga can be useful for those who suffer from sleep issues. If you struggle to sleep because your mind is usually busy at night, an evening class can help you to relax before bed. If sleep is a challenge because of aches and pains in your body, you may find that the gentle movements you perform in a restorative yoga class can loosen up your tight muscles and make you feel better physically — which is something that can aid in sleeping.

Inexperience With Yoga

In addition to being useful in the above two scenarios, restorative yoga can be a good choice to try if you're completely new to yoga. While other types of yoga are also suitable for beginners, you may wish to choose a restorative class if you're not very physically active and you want a class at which you feel you'll able to succeed. A restorative yoga class will teach you a handful of simple poses, which can give you the confidence to try a different type of class next time you visit the studio.

If you're ready to try yoga, contact local studios like The Hot Room Yoga.