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Phuket: Yoga can make you limber for life

PHUKET: For centuries yoga has been practiced for its health and wellness benefits.

By Nathalie Emelianova

Monday 4 March 2013, 09:47AM

In recent years, a number of specialty classes like Rainbow Yoga for Kids, Yoga for Pregnancy and Yoga Fly -- a combination of Arial acrobatics with yoga poses -- have hit studios the world over.

There are many obvious benefits to yoga, for example: better breathing, a limber body, a stronger immune system and improved digestive system and also a better ability to cope with depression.

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a power yoga that is promoted as a modern-day form of classical Indian yoga.

Vinyasa uses key components of breath control, which turns static moves into a dynamic flow based upon the duration of inhale and exhales between the yoga poses. Through this the body moves through a specific sequence of poses to help benefit the entire mind and body.

Yoga has also become increasing popular among athletes looking to develop flexibility, strength and aid recovery inbetween workouts. As a full time personal trainer, I find my own practice aids the recovery of a hard day in the gym and puts positive energy back into all my clients’ workouts.

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In Thailand, many of the muay Thai gyms are now recommending yoga to their students as a way to prevent injury from hard workouts. Yoga has also long been considered an essential part of detox, and is often packaged with holistic healing for its fantastic health benefits.

So if you a fighting fit boxer or just looking for a heathier way of life by integrating yoga into your weekly routine, yoga can provide balance and wellness and enhance your daily life.

Yoga can be practiced daily to help release the stresses of everyday life and here in Phuket there are several independent yoga instructor and studios offering daily yoga session for those enjoying a relaxing vacation or residents enjoying life in paradise.


Nathalie Emelianova, a personal Trainer at Fit-Lab in Chalong, has been living in Phuket for the last seven years. For more information, visit: fit-lab.net

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