Pause, right now. Take a few deep breaths. How do you feel?
The way you breathe affects your whole body. This is why activities focused on breathing such as Yoga, Pilates, TaiChi and Meditation are a good way to relax, reduce tension in the body and release the mind of anxiousness and stress. Taking a couple of deep breaths aligns our heart rate to the breath, which signals our brain to release endorphins, chemicals that have a natural calming and relaxing effect. Our bodies react in certain ways when we are stressed, such as having an increased heart rate, faster breathing, and high blood pressure. All these decrease as you breathe deeply. Three to ten breaths will already bring a shift. You can do them whenever you want, with no equipment, just yourself.
About Maxine at Yoga 21 Erlangen
Maxine is an experienced coach and yoga teacher at Yoga 21, a small yoga studio in Erlangen. Yoga 21 offers Yoga, Meditation and Body Balance*. Maxine runs the studio together with her Belgian husband, Jan. You will feel their love for the international community and nature in every detail. They even have a FIS alumna (presently studying at FAU) as one of their instructors!
Yoga 21 offers a variety of classes both in-studio and online. All their classes are taught in English. Groups are by design small (8 students maximum) to allow for an individual experience. Find their current schedule on their website.
Special FIS Offer
7 weeks Body Balance class starting October 15, 2020 – Thursdays from 9:30 until 10:30.
*Body Balance is a yoga-based class that includes exercises from Pilates and Tai Chi. The workout is designed to center the body while lengthening and strengthening the muscles. Body Flow aims to strengthen the core, promotes flexibility and focuses the mind.