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It's September, and that means that it is officially National Yoga Month. This yearly observation, which was made official by the Department and Health and Human Services, underscores the association between yoga and health benefits. It also reminds us that for at least one week out of the year, many yoga classes are free!
This is the thrust of a recent yoga and health article in the Huffington Post. Written by interfaith minister Philip Goldberg, the piece focuses on how the holistic mind-body regimen is adaptable, offering something to almost anyone.
"Whether you're secular or spiritual, and whether you want flexible joints, a trim butt, a calm mind, a loving heart or a faster lane to enlightenment…at its best, yoga can deliver on those rewards and others, depending on the student's dedication and the knowledge and skill of his or her teachers," Goldberg argued.
Do you have to be a yoga expert in order to get into the swing of Yoga Month? Absolutely not, says the Yoga Health Foundation, a nonprofit that started the observance in 2008.
In fact, if you're new to it all, National Yoga Month is tailor-made for you. The organization states that this month is "designed to build awareness of yoga's proven health benefits and provide people with actionable guidance and tools to enhance their own well-being."
What could be better? Free yoga classes, that's what!
As part of this yearly celebration of the complementary mind-body system, more than 1,200 yoga studios across the nation offer an entire week of classes free of charge. This deal is intended for new students and other yoga initiates, especially those who previously hesitated at the cost.
Most yoga enthusiasts will tell you that plenty of package deals are available for new members, and that the resulting mental and physical benefits are worth it – particularly when the classes begin free of charge!