Fitness & Health With Melanie Caines

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In the latest issue of Real Style Magazine we chat with Melanie Caines, a certified Yoga teacher and the owner/operator of Nova Yoga in St. John’s, Newfoundland. 

Q: How is yoga different from other exercise?

A: Many people associate yoga with just the physical postures, or asana, but there are actually 8 limbs of yoga which include the postures, breathing, meditation, guidelines for living, and more.  So, for me yoga is a lifestyle and a daily practice.  Yoga helps me stay mobile, fluid, flexible, and strong but it also allows me to tune in, be grounded, stay calm, find clarity, feel fierce, and overcome challenges.  

Q: What are some of the key benefits practicing yoga?

Improves flexibility, posture, and balance
Strengthens and tones your body
Brightens your mood
Increases energy
Relieves stress & tension
Boosts immunity
Improves mental functions (concentration, learning, memory)
And more!

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