Yoga Week at Red Mountain Resort
By Kim Watters, Fitness Manager
I would like to invite you to our third annual Yoga Week August 26–Sept. 1. Whether you are a novice or a pro, we are offering numerous classes, lectures and workshops to help guide you on the path to enlightenment.
Yoga has a myriad of health benefits, too many to list in this article, but here are a few I feel are the most important for general well-being.
- Relieves stress and fatigue.
- Increases invigoration and vitality.
- Teaches a new lifestyle, a new way of thinking.
- Helps to bring balance to your world.
The benefits of pranayama (yogic breathing practices) according to Swami Sivananda are many. He says, "The body becomes strong and healthy. Too much fat is reduced. There is luster in the face. Eyes sparkle like diamonds. The practitioner becomes very handsome. Voice becomes sweet and melodious."
Indra Devi, author of many books on yoga suggests that with yoga, "You will be able to enjoy better sleep, a happier disposition, a clearer and calmer mind. You will learn how to build up your health and protect yourself against colds, fevers, constipation, headaches, fatigue, and other troubles. You will know what to do in order to remain youthful, vital and alert, regardless of your calendar-age; how to lose or gain weight; how to get rid of premature wrinkles, and keep a smooth skin and clear complexion."
We will be offering a wonderful blend of movement, meditation and mantras. To start your day, we suggest our Meditation Hike or our Breath Walk, followed by a 10 am gentle yoga class. After lunch you will be able relax and digest while you listen in on one of our many mind-body lectures. Throughout the day you will enjoy additional yoga classes including Active Yoga, Aqua Asana and Yoga on the Ball. We also have many workshops available including a beginner's series for those who want to learn how to begin a practice (continuing education credits are available for yoga teachers in this series). You won’t want to miss Canyon View Yoga; This yoga experience takes place in the magnificent Snow Canyon State Park, which provides the perfect backdrop among the red cliffs and petrified sand dunes for those seeking adventure in their yoga journey.
See our activity schedule for details on classes, days and times.