The right move toring in the new year
FEATURE | January 2015
The eastern art of yoga has seen a surge in popularity over the past few years, due in no short part to positive findings by the American Osteopathic Association. Equal parts mental and physical, this exercise of Indian origin packs a workout that strengthens core muscles, the digestive system and flexibility. And few are aware of those benefits like Jamie Miller, instructor at Laurelwood’s Hot Yoga Plus Studio in Memphis and soon-to-be-open location in Oxford. Alongside her husband, Evan, Jamie regularly practices and preaches the perks of yoga. The Millers practice a variation known as “hot yoga,” which retains the core movements and postures of traditional yoga but takes place in hot, humid studio space. The added heat is designed to raise the heart rate and put more of a strain on muscles, ramping up the traditionally slow-paced and laid-back exercise method into a more strenuous 90-minute regime.
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