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No one can deny the thorough stretch yoga provides your body.
As you bend and hold a pose, and breathe deeply; you can feel an elongation of the muscles. Depending on the tightness of your body, you may even feel the soothing rush of stress leaving your body.
Nia, also a healing physical art, takes the best of yoga – the deep stretches, long slow breaths, and meditative mind states and then Nia builds on them.
In Nia (pronounced "knee-ah"), yoga is a foundation. It is a beginning, a way to open and awaken your body but a Nia teacher wants you to do more than elongate your muscles.
A Nia teacher wants you to experience a full range of motion – to be able to safely turn and hold your spine in side movements.
Nia strives to create stability in your body no matter how you move. Strength training (this time without the weights) as you move your body in an arc, can not only help your backhand in tennis but also your golf swing.
Our bodies need to experience a full range of motion, not just the elongation yoga provides.
The creators of Nia recognized this need so they added the influence of 19th century dancer, Isadora Duncan, and some circular movements from the Japanese martial art of aikido to the Nia moves.
The result is that your body is not only strong and limber in your central midline – along your spine – but it is also strong and stable when you reach off to the side to pick something up – whether it is your shoes or a grandchild.
The wonderful benefit of a fusion fitness routine like Nia, is that like fusion food, you can take the best elements of many things, combine them, and create something even more powerful and flavorful. Nia takes the best principles of yoga, adds Duncan dance, aikido, and several other disciplines, to create a unique, free-flowing fitness routine.
Now you can experience Nia and see if it makes your body feel good again. Your first class is free if you fill out the below form.
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Nia can improve your golf game, tennis game or even make it easier to bend down to tie your shoes. Nia moves increase your range of motion and stabilize your spine.
Castle Rock Nia Fitness Studio is located 15 minutes south of Lone Tree, 20 minutes south of the Denver Tech Center, 20 minutes west of Parker and 10 minutes north of Larkspur, Colorado. Our convenient, off-the-highway access (Just off I-25 and Exit 184 - the same exit as the shops at the Castle Rock Outlet Mall) makes it easy to get to our Nia classes.
*We recommend that you consult your health physician before beginning any exercise program.
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