A small group will be going to Vitality Meditation this week. It’s a Black -owned Yoga and Meditation studio in Philly. You want in? We’re going Thursday at 6:30pm. Check out the events page!
YPFit Week 1 has begun and this week it’s all about yoga and meditation. I first tried yoga as an undergraduate at Rutgers and I did fitness yoga. It was terribly challenging which led me to hate yoga for many years. I eventually tried it again after RU (on and off) and practiced regularly while in grad school , which is when I really started enjoying it and could actually see the benefits of yoga in my body. I go to yoga once a week and I know it helps with my flexibility and it’s a HUGE complement to my other workouts. Without yoga, I feel unbalance and when I can’t go for a few weeks, I can tell. Yoga can be challenging, but if you have a great instructor who walks you through what you are doing, why and how to properly do the moves, you might reconsider your harsh feelings. Trust me!
enhances overall fitness- not just flexibility, but strength, cardio/aerobic capacities, balance and more.
helps you become more mindful
yoga is super beneficial for folks new to working out or seasoned athletes.
Meditation. I’m about one year into meditation and I use the app Headspace. I’m still learning the different techniques. and benefits, and although it’s preferred to have a daily practice, if I can do 4 days a week- that’s good. Headspace is a great resource so definitely check out that link above. Some benefits of being mindful include reducing stress, improving relationships, better sleep and many more.
I know we (the world) talk about fitness & eating healthy, but a HUGE and often forgotten aspect of health (especially in the Black community) is how stress impacts our health. Yoga + meditation are ways to to intentionally about being in moment and reduce the stress in your life. Take control of this too!