Did you know that Yoga can help fight food cravings?
Yoga can build up your defenses against the urge to go overboard on tempting foods. A study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that a steady yoga practice is tied to mindful eating, particularly through breath awareness, which strengthens the mind-body connection. “The quality of the breath is a direct reflection of what is going on in the body.
CF 7220 is proud to partner with Hot Power Yoga to provide members access to yoga for only $10/month when you sign up for monthly unlimited WOD’s. Certified Yoga Instructors (also CrossFitters!) Tara Kessik and Amber Ferguson teach yoga classes to 7220 members Thursday at 11:00 am at the WEST gym and Sundays at 9:30 at Hot Power Yoga studio. Sign up on the schedule if you’d like to attend.
Click here for “10 Reasons CrossFitters should start practicing yoga.
Read below about some additional benefits of yoga:
“There are many postures, especially twists, designed to massage the internal organs and keep food moving along,” says Yoga Means Business co-founder and yoga director Jen Kluczkowski. “Easier digestion equals more energy for the body.
Improves Brain Function:
“Yoga uses the body and breath as tools to create equanimity and clarity in the mind,” says Kluczkowski. “By synching movement with steady, conscious breath, we feel less stress and can better focus. A study in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health found that 20 minutes of Hatha yoga stimulates brain function more than walking or jogging on the treadmill for the same amount of time.”
According to a study published in the journal PLoSOne, yoga has been found to boost immunity at the cellular level through changes in gene expression – See more at:
Makes you Better at your job or school:
Yoga and meditation are becoming increasingly essential to success in today’s business world. Yoga moves the body, creating physical space and stirring up energy. Then, when we sit in meditation, we observe that energy settle so we feel deep stillness. This extra ‘head space’ leads to better decisions, better work relationships, and increased productivity.”
m. “Yoga also helps to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Most people have too much stress in their lives and thus too much cortisol in their bodies. Excess cortisol can suppress thyroid function, decrease muscle tissue, increase blood pressure, lower immunity, and increase inflammatory responses.” So by practicing yoga, you help counteract those effects.