Happy International Yoga Day, CHS. Do you know all the countless health benefits that can come with adding a little bit of namaste into your life? 🧘
The balance experts (yep, that’s a real thing) over at Roper St. Francis Physical Therapy Powered by ATI let us know that while balance decreases with age and puts folks at risk for falling, trouble walking + difficulty with certain tasks, physical exercise can help combat this loss — and an activity like yoga will actually increase your sense of balance through strength and coordination training.
Charleston has dozens of studios offering a wide range of yoga classes, from gentle stretching sessions to cardio-infused classes that will make you sweat.
Here are a few to try:
- Charleston Power Yoga | 557 King St., Downtown
- Holy Cow Yoga Center | 10 Windermere Blvd., West Ashley
- Meditate Center for the Healing Arts | 757 St. Andrews Blvd., West Ashley
- Satsang Yoga Charleston | 1256 Ben Sawyer Blvd., Mount Pleasant
- Serenity Tree Yoga | Offering classes on Folly Beach, Breach Inlet on IOP + at the Charleston Harbor Resort
- Yoloha Yoga Factory Charleston | 1738 Signal Point Rd., James Island
- Still Soul Studio* | 579 King St., Downtown | *This studio is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, but offering online classes.
- Mission Yoga* | 125 Spring St., Downtown | *We’ve gotten reports as of June 23, 2021 that this studio is permanently closed.
Additional readers’ favorites:
- HYLO FITNESS | 466 Savannah Hwy., West Ashley
- 360 Yoga | 1141 Bowman Rd., Mount Pleasant
- CorePower Yoga | 1711 Shoremeade Rd. Suite 130, Mount Pleasant
- Transformation Yoga | 218 King St. Suite C, Downtown
- Yoga Daily | 1965 Riviera Dr. #2A, Mount Pleasant
- Yoga Den And Core Studio | 5401 Netherby Ln. Unit 901, North Charleston
- The Works | 465 Meeting St. Suite 100, Downtown
- Community Yoga | 815 Savannah Hwy. #102, West Ashley
- Darcy Mahan Yoga | Various locations + virtual | “The very best I’ve ever attended and it’s virtual!” -Julie H.
- Everybody Zen Yoga & Fitness | 1715 Hollydale Ct. Unit D, Johns Island + virtual
- STUDIO 33 | 209 Freshfields Dr., Kiawah Island
With yoga, everyone’s a poser – so don’t be intimidated to take a beginner-level class, even if you feel out of shape. But if you’re experiencing other symptoms in addition to a loss of balance — like dizziness, nausea or vertigo — you should consult a doctor first, as it may be a sign of an underlying vestibular disorder.
If that’s the case, physical therapy may be a better choice for you. With Roper St. Francis Physical Therapy Powered by ATI, physical therapists can help create a customized progression of therapy for you that targets the specific symptoms you’re facing — so you’ll be ready to hop on a yoga mat in no time. Ⓟ