Technology is a blessing and a curse. Where we used to have to send mail through the U.S. Postal Service and wait a few days for the recipient to get our note, we now have email. Where we used to have to drive to the bank every Friday and deposit our paychecks there is direct deposit and mobile deposits.
While many of our modern conveniences that make life more streamlined are thanks to technology, the same technology has limited in-person interactions, lowered our sense of community, and left some feeling lonely.
The Rise of Online Yoga Classes
We love yoga. And whatever it takes to learn and practice yoga makes us happy. For those who can’t make it to a studio or don’t have one close enough to home, online, in-app, and video yoga classes have changed everything. But those who can, should when it comes to attending in-person Charlotte yoga classes. And here are 8 reasons why:
8 Reasons to Attend In-Person Charlotte Yoga Classes
More than Yoga Poses: Yoga at The Peaceful Dragon is more than poses and breathing techniques. We offer instruction and lessons about the history, philosophy, and principles of yoga for a well-balanced mind and body.
Correct Posture: Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect-practice makes perfect. When it comes to yoga postures, accurate alignment is vital to getting the key benefits. Yoga practice without an in-person instructor increases your risk of injury.
Focus on Yoga: Beware of the at-home yoga distractions. When you are at the studio, your focus is entirely on your posture and breathing without kids, pets, and other items on your to-do list catching your attention.
Letting Go: While joining a yoga class, especially as a beginner, can be intimidating as you’re not likely to be the best at every pose from day one; it provides an amazing opportunity to let go of judgment and accept ourselves for exactly how we are at this very moment. Not comparing ourselves to others is a great start on the journey to a healthy mind.
Custom Goals: Yoga is a popular form of exercise for people who are recovering from an injury and cannot participate in some of their previous forms of exercise. Yoga is a great rehabilitative activity. If you are looking for specific benefits of yoga such as lowering chronic pain, improving flexibility, posture, or even more specific, an in-person yoga instructor is the best method for reaching your personal goals through yoga.
Community: Attending yoga classes in-person allows you to become part of a community of like-minded individuals. Individuals who have the same commitment to health and well-being as you. Individuals who could easily become life-long friends. Some have even thrown around the word “family.”
Healthy Living: Most yoga studios provide other types of lessons on living a healthy lifestyle. Dietary lessons and additional mental and physical support come with the yoga lifestyle. These lessons are lost when following video instruction that is solely focused on the physical postures.
Opportunity: In-person Charlotte yoga classes at The Peaceful Dragon will allow you to try meditation classes, Kung Fu classes, and tai chi classes. You might start with Yoga but find that participating in multiple disciplines or a different discipline is better for you!
If you’re not sure in-person yoga is right for you, no worries, we offer a no obligation, free introductory class and tour so you can try it before you buy it. Call today to learn more. 704-504-8866