Yoga, no matter what form you practice, is inherently good for your body, soul, mind and overall emotional and mental health. You could practice ashtanga, bikram, vinyasa, power or restorative and you will benefit. As we enter a new year, many of us look for ways to detox and improve our health after a season of indulging in food and drink. Yoga is a great way to do that.
There are numerous poses that can help circulate blood flow, stimulate digestion and help rid your body of harmful toxins. A reclined twist, for example, stimulates the flow of fresh blood to your digestive organs, improving the health of your entire digestive system. Inversion poses like a supported shoulder stand can help you sleep better, improve the health of your cardiovascular, lymphatic, endocrine and nervous systems and also relieve back pain. So if you’re looking to get into a good yoga groove, check out one of these spots and put yourself onto a path to a healthy 2016.
Yoga Six:With locations in Lincoln Park, the Gold Coast and South Loop, Yoga Six, with 13 studios across six states, has quickly gained popularity with people who love flow and power yoga.
Yogaview: One of Chicago’s most popular and reputable studios, Yogaview sits between Lincoln Park and Bucktown and offers classes of all styles and levels. And if you have to question how good their instructors are, just ask Sting. He’s a regular whenever he’s in town.
Moksha Yoga: The three locations of Moksha (River West, Logan Square and Lakeview) offer an array of classes that focus on various postures, meditation and breathing. If you want to dig deeper, they offer more intense workshops.