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Join us for YOGA on the first Wednesday of each week from September 18 thru November 13, beginning at 6:30 pm.  You will learn to relax, make friends and create a “better feeling” you!  The instructor is Lois Bunger of Synergy Yoga.

About Lois:
Lois completed training at ElementsLife Yoga (Greenville, Ohio) in the spring of 2012 in Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. Lois started her Synergy Yoga business in 2014, and has a studio in Arcanum. In this beautiful space, she offers beginners and intermediate classes, along with a morning stretch on Fridays, which is appropriate for all levels! Lois loves weaving in poses and movements from other energy disciplines for variety and mind/body benefits, and has been known to change things up with a restorative class, every now and then! After 23 years of working in public education, Lois in now using her teaching degree in a slightly different way – teaching others about the many benefits of yoga and energy medicine. She states, ”I truly believe that yoga and energy treatments create opportunities for participants to make connections between mind, body and spirit. In the beginning, most people show up at class for the physical workout. They keep coming back because of the way it makes them feel on the inside, as well. All of the modalities I work with are beneficial for creating/maintaining inner balance and peace.”

What is Yoga?
Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Yoga is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophical traditions. There is a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The term “yoga” in the Western world often denotes a modern form of Hatha yoga, yoga as exercise, consisting largely of the postures called asanas.

Physical Benefits of Yoga:
The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome. Yoga can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia.

Mental Benefits of Yoga:
One of the best benefits of yoga is how it helps a person manage stress, which is known to have devastating effects on the body and mind. Yoga’s incorporation of meditation and breathing can help improve a person’s mental well-being.

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