In the latest issue of Real Style Magazine we chat with Melanie Caines, a certified Yoga teacher and the owner/operator of Nova Yoga in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Q: How is yoga different from other exercise?
A: Many people associate yoga with just the physical postures, or asana, but there are actually 8 limbs of yoga which include the postures, breathing, meditation, guidelines for living, and more. So, for me yoga is a lifestyle and a daily practice. Yoga helps me stay mobile, fluid, flexible, and strong but it also allows me to tune in, be grounded, stay calm, find clarity, feel fierce, and overcome challenges.
Q: What are some of the key benefits practicing yoga?
Improves flexibility, posture, and balance
Strengthens and tones your body
Brightens your mood
Relieves stress tension
Improves mental functions (concentration, learning, memory)
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