Simple Yoga Tips from your Westover Hills Apartments

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People doing yoga in a studio

Welcome to the latest brand new blog post from your community of Westover Hills apartments. As part of our blog series, we’re highlighting the luxurious amenities in our community. This week’s post is all about the on-site yoga studio, which is a great place to relax and unwind after work. If you’ve never practiced yoga before, we’re here with some tips that you can use to improve your skills and make the most of every yoga session.


Instead of paying for expensive yoga studio sessions or practicing on a mat inside your apartment, just come on down to the community yoga studio at Echelon! Once you’ve read through this post, you’ll be armed with the resources you need to dominate your first yoga session. So, without further delay, let’s dive right into this week’s post! When you’re done reading through it, please be sure to share the link to this page with your friends and neighbors at your community of San Antonio luxury apartments.


Leave the your phone at home


If you’re used to working out by lifting weights or running, you’re probably used to wearing headphones the whole time. Music is a great motivator for intense workouts, but yoga is less about getting amped up and more about letting yourself relax. It’s still a workout, but it’s a workout that involves focus, precision, and a sense of peace and quiet. It’s hard to achieve those three things if you’ve got music playing in your ears, which is why we recommend leaving your phone at home when you come down to the yoga studio.


Remember the meditation aspect


Yoga is as much about mental health as it is about physical health, which is why it’s so important to at least attempt to meditate during your yoga sessions. Meditating is extremely difficult, so don’t be hard on yourself if you struggle to concentrate. What matters most with meditating is taking the time to focus on breathing and little else. Sure, you’ll end up thinking about things you forgot to do at work or errands you have to run, but if you’re even trying to meditate you’re succeeding.  


Pay attention to your alignment


When you’re trying a new pose, it’s not about how far you can stretch or how long you can hold it. The most important aspect of every yoga pose is you alignment. Yoga is about balance, and your ability to balance hinges on your alignment. If you’re practicing yoga by watching a video, pay close attention to the instructor’s alignment above all else.


Alignment is important for keeping your balance during difficult poses, but proper alignment also helps guard against injuries. If your back hurts after a yoga session or your shoulders feel out of whack, it’s probably because you need to work on your alignment. Luckily, alignment is easy to fix once you start paying attention to it.


Those are all the yoga tips we’ve got for you this week, residents! We’d like to take this moment to thank those of you that took some time out of your busy schedule to hang out with us here on the Echelon at Monterrey Village blogs page. Next time you’re down in our on-site yoga studio, remember this advice!

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