L7 Lifestyles Newsletter


The 'lotus flower' signifies awakening yourself to the healthiest mind, body, and spirit possible!

The number "7" is a number associated with accomplishment. 

Lotus7 Yoga and Pilates provides their students a warm and tranquil sanctuary where they share with you seven ways to help you on this path.

The Body:
1. Exercise Daily
2. Breathe and Steady one's breath through Yoga and Pilates
3. Nourish your 5 senses with a Nurturing environment

The Mind:

4. Meditate Daily to Cultivate and Discipline one's intellect
5. Create and Encourage Healthy Relationships

The Spirit:

6. Perform Random Acts of Kindness 
7. Live in the Present, not in the past or the future!

Mission Statement

To provide a beautiful, relaxing, and friendly environment in which students of all levels can practice and help each other in bettering their body, mind and soul.
To promote a warm and tranquil sanctuary where individuals are offered personal and attentive teaching that encourages community and a healthy balanced life.
Maintain a culture of fun and freedom, where classes are personal, inspiring, and innovative experiences.

What is Yoga?

Yoga is a 5,000 year-old tradition of self-healing and self-realization that incorporates postures, known as asanas, and breathing that enhances health through physical strength and mental focus and clarity.

Health and Fitness Benefits of Yoga:

  • Stress Relief: Yoga reduces the physical effects of stress on the body by encouraging relaxation and lowering the levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. Related benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate, improving digestion and boosting the immune system, as well as easing symptoms of conditions such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, asthma and insomnia.

  • Pain Relief: Yoga can ease pain. Studies have demonstrated that practicing Yoga asanas, meditation or a combination of the two, reduced pain for people with conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, auto-immune diseases and hypertension as well as arthritis, back and neck pain and other chronic conditions.

  • Increased Strength & Flexibility: Yoga helps to improve flexibility and mobility, increasing range of movement and reducing aches and pains. Yoga asanas use every muscle in the body, helping to increase strength literally from head to toe. Yoga also helps to relieve muscular tension.

  • Weight Management: Yoga can aid weight control efforts by reducing the cortisol levels, as well as by burning excess calories and reducing stress. Yoga also encourages healthy eating habits and provides a heightened sense of well being and self-esteem.

  • Improved Circulation and Cardiovascular Conditioning: Yoga helps to improve circulation and, as a result of various poses, more efficiently moves oxygenated blood to the body’s cells. Even gentle yoga practice can provide cardiovascular benefits by lowering resting heart rate, increasing endurance and improving oxygen uptake during exercise.

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a system of movement and strengthening that promotes full breath, healthy joint articulation and stability in the core muscles of the body. Developed by the German-born Joseph Pilates in POW camps during World War I, it has shown tremendous results bringing relief from back pain and chronic discomfort.

Pilates dramatically transforms the way your body looks, feels, and performs. It builds strength without excess bulk, creating a sleek, toned body with slender thighs and a flat abdomen. It teaches body awareness, good posture, and easy, graceful movement.

Professional dancers have known the benefits of Pilates for decades. Top athletes use it for strength, flexibility, and injury prevention. Developed from the rehabilitation techniques of Joseph, it is a safe, sensible exercise system using a floor mat or equipment.

Health and Fitness Benefits of Pilates

  • Creates a balanced and evenly conditioned body: Pilates conditions the body as a whole, training several muscles at once. No muscle group is over or under trained. Conventional workouts tend to make the strong muscles stronger and the weak muscles weaker, creating a muscle imbalance – the primary cause of injury.

  • Elongates and strengthens muscles while increasing flexibility: Workouts are designed to create long toned muscles as well as a flat abdomen. No "bulking up."

  • Develops strength of the "Core": Core, meaning center of the body, consists of the muscles that surround and protect the spine. Control of the deep abdominal and back musculature allows for your limbs to move gracefully.

  • Challenges without increasing stress: Most exercises are low impact and partially weight bearing. This reduces the stress placed on the joints while allowing maximum muscle performance.

  • Improves body awareness: Emphasis on proper breathing and correct body alignment while focusing on purposeful movement patterns increase your awareness of how your body moves and feels in space. Quality over quantity of movement prevails, giving you maximum power and efficiency.

 

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