Hanover Yoga & Wellness is a charming, community-based yoga studio located in Mechanicsville offering a range of traditional Hatha, Vinyasa, and Restorative/Meditation classes catered to beginners and experienced practitioners. Hatha is an alignment-based practice that balances strength and flexibly while focusing on the breath. Vinyasa is an energizing practice that connects breath and movement to create heat and awareness of mind and body. Restorative/Meditation focuses on resting the body through mindful stillness. Hanover Yoga also offers Prenatal Yoga, Kid's Yoga, and Continuing Education workshops to expand the practitioner’s knowledge of Yoga. We aim to make yoga accessible for all body types in a relaxing, safe environment, and offer the practice of yoga to promote a healthy lifestyle. Learn about our weekly classes here. We invite you to practice, learn, & grow with us! Namaste!
The studio is located north of Richmond
off of I-95N ATLEE EXIT
We are first exit on building on right.
10035 sliding hill Rd.
Ashland, VA 23005
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What is yoga?
WHAT CAN YOGA DO FOR THE PHYSICAL BODY?
Athletes Yoga is extremely beneficial for athletes. Yoga makes a perfect companion for athletes of all sports, and all levels. Yogapostures involve movements which bring stability to the body, the senses, the mind, the intellect, and finally the conscience. Yoga can help you develop breathing techniques along with your strength and endurance, while the postures improve your balance, flexibility, and core strength.
Arthritis Yoga is approved by the Arthritis Foundation to ease the aches and pains of arthritis sufferers because it encourages movement that lubricates the joints of the body. Yoga is a gentle, yet physically beneficial activity that can be safely performed by people with many different health issues, including most forms of arthritis.
Diabetes Yoga for Diabetes can effectively support diabetes management by gently massaging your internal organs, thus activating glandular systems to help normalize blood-glucose levels and lower blood-pressure.
Better Breathing Yoga includes breath exercises, which can be effective in improving lung functions, slowing down and deepening the breath, which activates the body's ability to relax. The most profound lesson we can learn from yoga is to change our breathing patterns to help us regulate our body's response to stress.
Flexibility You do not need to be flexible to do any yoga postures. Yoga can improve flexibility and mobility and increase range of motion. Over time, the ligaments, tendons and muscles lengthen, increasing elasticity.
Digestion A healthy body promotes the healthy, clean flow of our digestive system. Yoga for Digestion can increase metabolic energy of digestion called "agni" that helps eliminate the body's wastes and toxins. Yoga helps us live a healthy lifestyle so that nutrients can enter the body in order to be used for energy, thus activating and enhancing our digestion and eliminating toxins through the waste.
WHAT CAN YOGA DO FOR THE MIND?
Stress Relief It's never too late to begin Yoga for Stress Management. Yoga can help minimize the impact of stress on the individual. Yogic Science believes that the regular practice of yoga postures and breathing strengthens the nervous system and helps people face stressful situations more positively. Cortisol level is often used to measure the stress response. Yoga practice has been demonstrated to reduce the levels of cortisol. People who practice yoga frequently report that they sleep better and feel less stressed. A daily meditation practice can eliminate stress.
Mental Focus Yoga will help build the power to focus and direct the mind. Through focusing on dristi (focal point through visual perception) and concentration on the breath, one can learn how to strengthen one's ability to focus the mind. This is also enhanced through an experienced meditative practice.
Positive Self-Esteem Yoga promotes positive body-image and increases positive self-esteem, and is especially helpful for teens, young adults, and older adults.
WHAT CAN YOGA DO FOR THE SPIRITUALITY?
Spirituality In order to have a spiritual connection to a higher power or faith, you must have a connection with yourself. Yoga can be a path toward finding enlightenment and surrendering oneself to a higher power. Yoga focuses on the moral guidance of learning about yourself, positive self-discipline, and discovering what spirituality means to you.
Learn more here about the benefits of yoga listed by the Yoga Alliance.
WHAT IS MEDITATION?
MEDITATION ENCOURAGES A DEEPENING OF CONSCIOUSNESS OR AWARENESS, AND ALSO FACILITATES A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE SELF AND OTHERS. A REGULAR MEDITATION PRACTICE PROMOTES THE FOLLOWING HEALTH BENEFITS:
Reduces stress by reshaping the brain
Activates the 'Rest & Digest' part of the brain
Increases divergent thinking, increasing creativity
Creates awareness of the thoughts and actions
Improves focus and self-control
Increases ability to stay on task longer
Significantly lowers stress that leads to anxiety
Improves communication of intimate relationships
Improves relationships with everyone you meet
Increases comfort with yourself, which makes it easier to get along with other people.