Yoga Classes at the Angulo Centre
Every Tuesday & Thursday Morning 7:30am – 8:30am
Classes take place on our deck, overlooking the ocean & sheltered from the wind
Don’t be put off by the thought that Yoga is only for young, fit people in fancy leggings, who can contort their body and touch their toes. Yoga is for everyone, at any age and any level of fitness.
The truth is, if you can breathe, you can do Yoga. Fact. Breathing correctly, while stretching makes everyone feel better within ten minutes, so imagine what an hour in the morning will do for you.
Morning classes are based on gentle warm up exercises, sun salutations, stretching and some balance training. The idea of these classes is to warm up and tone the muscles, increase flexibility, relax the mind and help you start your day in the right way. Depending on ability there are also some more challenging stretches that build on core strength, stability and a better sense of balance.
After the class you will feel happy, energized, relaxed and ready for the day ahead.
Benefits of the morning session:
- Feeling more flexible, stronger and fitter
- More energy and confidence
- Eliminate back painS
- Strengthen your core
- Stretch and strengthen your shoulders, back, knees and hips
- Improve your performance
- Improve your mood and energy levels
- Lose excess weight and feel lighter on your feet
- Improve your fitness so you’re stronger and more powerful
Some Background Info about Yoga:
Yoga is used to strengthen the body, focus the mind, and improve co-ordination, balance, flexibility, stamina and sporting performance. Many famous surfers and windsurfers including Kelly Slater, Kauli Seadi, Francisco Goya and others practice Yoga daily as they jump, turn and twist themselves into all sorts of contorted positions. What was once unknown and misunderstood by many is now captivating all levels of fitness enthusiasts throughout the world.
Yoga is believed to have originated in India over 6,000 years ago and as a consequence there are many differing ways to practice it. The most commonly practiced (within the Western societies) is Hatha yoga. Iyengar and Ashtanga are amongst the most well-known forms of Hatha.
Benefits of Yoga for Everyone:
Yoga releases tension and relaxes stiff muscles in the body, it quietens the mind and nervous system, improves the digestive system, and helps you to stay calm, happy and relaxed throughout the day, even in stressful situations.
Benefits of Yoga for Windsurfers:
On a physical level: Yoga improves your strength, flexibility, stamina, balance and coordination. That means you’ll be able to sail for longer, with more energy and endurance. No more cutting a session short because of fatigue or aches and pains.
On a mental level: Yoga helps you to develop focus and concentration, essential for performing well on the water and trying out new tricks.
On an emotional level: Yoga helps you to stay calm and relaxed in demanding situations. That means you can sail through that strong gust and hit that lip feeling calm and confident.
Plus: You’ll survive wipe-outs much more easily! You are less likely to injure yourself as your joints “work better”. And even if you do, your healing time will be reduced.