Yoga in Raleigh

Looking for yoga in Raleigh? Our fitness studio is located in Wake Forest, just minutes outside of Raleigh. We offer unique yoga classes in a small group setting, structured in 8-week series to promote growth and help you stay committed to your fitness goals. Check out our offerings below!

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What is yoga?

Yoga originated in India over 5000 years ago as a form of traditional mind-body training. Yoga is a mind-body practice with three main components:

  1. Physical poses/postures
  2. Breathing control
  3. Meditation/relaxation

Yoga can be utilized as an all-inclusive physical activity for active and healthy aging. Health-related physical fitness dimensions include:

  • Strength
  • Balance
  • Endurance
  • Flexibility

Yoga is utilized as a comprehensive body–mind exercise approach, which aims to improve spine and shoulder flexibility, accompanied with exercises that strengthen the muscles in the trunk and lower extremities by using slow-paced stretching and strengthening exercises in a quiet environment.

The integrated mind-body practice of yoga improves physical health, mental health, induces relaxation and promotes a sense of overall well-being.

We are glad to bring this yoga in Raleigh practice to you!

What are the benefits of yoga?

Yoga has been shown to significantly reduce pain intensity and psychological distress (i.e., feelings of stress, fatigue-relieving effects, anger, tension, anxiety, depression, mood swings).

Additionally, yoga improves wellbeing, sleep and general activity (i.e., participation in daily activities).

Yoga is a science of health management rather than a therapy for treating disease. However, medically, the efficacy of yoga has been studied in several chronic diseases, such as:

  • Hypertension
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Diabetes

It can help with these type of diseases through research showing changes in blood biomarkers, TNF-α – (excessive proinflammatory cytokine), serum cortisol levels (suggesting short-term anti-stress effects), and increased serum levels of DHEA-S (which buffers the negative effects of stress) to name a few.

The promising benefits of yoga interventions has been additionally conducted for chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue.

We find that Yoga can be a phenomenal exercise routine independently. However, even if you are a runner, athlete or weight-lifter, Yoga in Raleigh is a great low-impact cross-training approach to build flexibility, core strength and overall push you outside your boundaries and comfort zone with movements and muscles that you do not normally use!

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