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How often should I practice yoga?

February 6 2014

I receive this question a lot, and it is always one of my favorites to answer. Yoga should be practiced as many times a week as possible, although this does not mean one must take a class every day of the week. For a beginner, it is important to start your yoga practice off slowly and listen to your body’s feedback and practice yoga accordingly. The Bala Yoga schedule is setup so that you can select a class that will fit your body’s needs, such as a more physical yoga practice like Vinyasa Flow, or a relaxing and restorative Yin class.

One of the best aspects of yoga is that it can be practiced anywhere in several different forms. To see the benefits of yoga, you can carve anywhere from ten minutes at home to 75 minutes at the studio a day for practice. All your yoga practice requires is bringing attention and consciousness to the present moment, mixing the breath and the body within poses, and being fully aware of your movement and space. After your practice, you will feel the emotional, physical, and spiritual benefits that yoga provides.

by Michael Baiocchi CN, FDN, RYT

Michael is owner of Bala Yoga in Kirkland Washington, established in 2010 – the area’s strong, compassionate and most popular yoga studio. Michael is more than just the founder of Bala Yoga studio, he is quickly becoming one of the west coast’s premier experts in the field of Health and Wellness. As a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Holistic Lifestyle Coach and Metabolic Typing® and Diet Coach: Michael takes health and wellness to a whole new level.

Michael found yoga during his career as a professional athlete and martial artist.  The need to find more balance in his life is what quickly brought yoga to Michael. Michael’s classes are challenging but grounded.  Earthy and playful, they are built around simple sequences that let students cultivate strength and calmness of mind.  Students experience the physical richness of the practice as well as its moments of humor and inner-awareness. Michael’s teachers include Baron Baptiste, Shiva Rae, Les Leventhal, Tias Little and the community and teachers at Bala Yoga.

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