Want to continue your practice even while you are on vacation? Some of the best yoga studios are in New York City, it is a great place to take your practice to the next level or to get excited about a new form of exercise. The health benefits are numerous and the results are both physical and mental. Have you been to these yoga studios? Give City Walker your feedback!
A great way out start the day with sun salutations and a wide range of classes from Ashtanga to Iyengar and Vinyasa. The memberships are expensive but there are many different classes and the facility if beautiful. They often run out of towels so bringing one is recommended. The sauna is a great plus and the acroyoga class is ideal for adventurous dates.
The hot yoga class is a must! It can get crowded but it helps work up a good sweat and get the most of the class. The facilities are clean and eco friendly which really is appreciated and allows for a pleasurable workout. It is open to all levels of experience and the staff is incredibly supportive to newcomers and have great information for those looking to take their practice to the next level.
Rated by several members as the “gold standard of yoga”. It is craft yoga for advanced level practices with high attention to detail. The methodical instructors help make the experience spiritual as well as physical exercise. The equipment is all high quality and very clean.
Located between 40th and 42nd Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues, Bryant Park is is a great place for outdoor yoga. On a warm sunny morning you can enjoy fresh air and hear birds singing while working on your yoga practice. Make sure to get there early to get a good spot, the park fills up early. There is one class every morning with different instructors to give a difference experience and different moves.
The physical benefits of yoga start with increased flexibility and strength. The strategic movements help to strengthen as well as lengthen muscles which will continue throughout the duration of the practice. The flexibility also will provide a wider range of motion which will cut down on injuries. By learning to slow down and do each movement properly your balance will increase and it can help to lower blood pressure.
The mental benefits of yoga include clearer thinking. Part of yoga practice is focusing on each movement and your breath. Over time you will learn how to clear your mind and be able to have increased focus in all parts of your daily life. Another mental benefit is boosted confidence. After you successfully hold a pose that you have been working on for months you will see your progress and all of the hard work pay off.