Did you realize renting an apartment with a yoga studio could help you take that stressful edge off the holidays? With all the social obligations, shopping, hosting, and traveling, many of us can relate to feeling overwhelmed. That’s why it’s important to find ways to unwind and take some time to focus on yourself. Practicing yoga can provide a simple way to leave the noise behind…at least for an hour.
Renting an Apartment with a Yoga Studio
At 100 York, you’ll appreciate living in an apartment with a yoga studio on the premises. Simply head to the well-equipped Amenity Center, featuring multiple dedicated fitness rooms. Here, the private yoga studio invites you into a space of tranquility and offers a reprieve from that never-ending holiday to-do list. Not only will you save time, but also money, as you ditch the commute and expensive monthly yoga membership fee. Whether you have 20 minutes or 90 minutes, a little yoga goes a long way.
Where to Start
Relax, unroll your mat, and select the routine that feels right for your personal energy levels. From a more energetic vinyasa routine to gentle, restorative poses, consistent yoga practice offers many advantages. At the 100 York yoga studio, one of the biggest perks is being able to tailor your practice to your own individual needs. Choose between an on-demand session or develop a customized routine with your favorite poses and flows. If you prefer the latter, there are several helpful apps and websites, like Yoga Today, which allow you to design a yoga sequence personalized to you.
Developing Your Routine
The first step to creating your own routine is to spend a few minutes of quiet reflection: How do you feel? What do you want to get out of the practice? Mindbodygreen recommends choosing your sequences based on your energy. Listen and respond to your body and give it what it needs to ensure you leave the mat feeling refreshed and rebalanced.
A few favorite poses to incorporate in your practice include Child’s Pose, Cobra, Warrior ll, High Lunge and Downward-Facing Dog. A tip from the pros is to select poses which help you move in all directions; side to side, forward and back, and upside down. No matter which ones you choose, ensure you hold each pose for the same number of breaths. And let’s not forget about the importance of Savasana — because who don’t you need to just lie still and clear your mind for a few minutes, every now and then?