National Yoga Month is an awareness campaign held during the month of September to educate about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle. And there are many benefits. While decreasing stress, strengthening flexibility and muscle and achieving a deeper spirituality are the obvious benefits, yoga also helps to lower blood pressure, enhance brain function, increase mental function and assist in weight loss.
The Yoga Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that fosters an awareness of yoga’s proven health benefits and provides individuals with actionable guidance and tools to enhance their own well-being. The foundation coordinates the national (and global) awareness campaigns Yoga Month and Yoga-Recess and provides online resources for visitors to locate yoga teachers, studios and events near them.
Throughout the month of September, the practice of yoga is celebrated and for those who are new to the practice and wish to experience it, they are encouraged to try a free week of yoga classes at studios across the country by printing a “One Week Free Yoga” card from the website.
For more information on yoga, visit www.yogahealthfoundation.org. In the mean time, check out these local studios that offer yoga classes to get your mind, body and soul into the spirit of living a healthier life.
1 Guilles Lane, Woodbury
623 Broadway, Massapequa
143 Voice Rd., Carle Place
7 North Village Ave.,
The Yoga Shack
100 Benkert St., Bethpage (second floor)
Body In Balance
111 E Jericho Turnpike, Mineola
Pilates In Port
2, Haven Ave., Suite 225,
Practice Mind Body and Soul
1500 Old Northern Blvd., #3, Roslyn
Om Sweet Om Yoga
12 Irma Ave.,