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Hatha Yoga Classes
Yoga has become increasingly popular in Western cultures as a means of exercise and fitness training.
Despite its “trendy” appeal, empirical research has been ongoing for several decades. Research has demonstrated that the practice of Hatha Yoga can improve strength and flexibility, and may help control such physiological variables as blood pressure, respiration and heart rate, and metabolic rate to improve overall exercise capacity.
Therefore, people who experience musculoskeletal problems and cardiopulmonary disease could benefit from a regular practice of yoga. Recent studies conducted with cancer patients and survivors yielded improvements in sleep quality, mood, stress, cancer-related distress, cancer-related symptoms, and overall quality of life.
Studies conducted in other patient populations and healthy individuals have shown beneficial effects on psychological and somatic symptoms,as well as other aspects of physical function.
(James A. Raub. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. December 1, 2002, 8(6): 797-812. Bower, Woolery, Sternlieb, & Garet. Cancer Control. July 2005 12(3).)
To get a little taste of yoga, try the following yoga sequences at your office or home.
Please check out the numerous yoga classes on the Columbia campus by going tohttp://www.umsystem.edu/curators/wellness/classes_mu.
FOR MU STUDENTS ONLY:
Take a Study Break: $5 Student Yoga at alleyCat
alleyCat Yoga is offering two new $5 yoga classes specifically designed for students with high stress levels and low budgets.
These energetic classes meld a contemporary soundtrack with traditional hatha yoga for students of all levels who wish to enliven the body, deepen concentration and release the stresses of the semester. All students are welcome with local student ID. Cash or check only. Details and schedule available at http://www.alleycatyoga.com/students.html
"Yoga is a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are. It is also a way of learning to be centered in action so that you always have the clearest perspective on what's happening and are therefore able to respond most appropriately."