New year, new you. We all say this, but when push comes to shove, how many of us actually follow through with our New Year’s proclamations? When the time actually comes to put on our exercise gear and work up a sweat, it’s easy to just sit back on the sofa and relax. However, the lucky residents of the no-fee NYC apartments at ARO have one less excuse, thanks to their building’s state-of-the-art fitness center, which includes a private yoga studio perfect for practicing this low-impact, high-reward form of meditative stretching. So, roll out your yoga mat and keep reading to learn how taking up this ancient fitness practice can help you center both body and mind.
A practice as old as civilization itself, yoga is part spiritual exercise, part science. Through measured breathing, meditation, and holding specific poses, yoga practitioners can achieve everything from flexibility and muscle strength to focus and enlightenment, all without investing in any more equipment than a simple mat. ARO’s yoga studio is the perfect place to embark on a journey into the world of yogic practice, whether you prefer a quiet solo session or a class led by an experienced instructor.
Once you’ve mastered a few basic poses, you’ll quickly begin to see the benefits of a daily yoga session. According to the American Osteopathic Association, practicing yoga can improve everything from your flexibility and muscle mass to your cardio and circulatory health. Yoga can also strengthen your body for higher-impact forms of exercise. But these are just the physical benefits; thanks to its meditative nature, yoga also helps practitioners improve their mental health by reducing stress, creating clarity and calmness, and even promoting a more positive outlook on life. Ultimately, yoga is an excuse to take a break from the hustle of modern life and focus on being present in your own body for a while, which is something that can benefit all of us.
There may be no better place to begin your yogic journey than the intimate, calming yoga studio in the heart of ARO’s sleek fitness center, which is also home to a range of cardio and weight-training equipment that will help you take advantage of your newly rejuvenated body. For those who want a bit of extra motivation, group fitness classes — which include yoga (currently scheduled for Tuesdays at 6:00 pm), core conditioning (currently scheduled for Wednesdays at 6:00 pm), and boxing (currently scheduled for Thursdays at 7:00 pm) — are offered throughout the week at the ARO yoga studio. The classes come complimentary with membership to the ARO Sky Club.
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