The Texarkana Parks and Recreation Department will have free Yoga classes.

The Yoga classes will take place at the Southwest Center located at 3222 W. 7th Street will offer Yoga classes every Wednesday from 5:30 until 6:30 and are free of charge.

My mom goes to these classes and loves it. She is 79 and it is beneficial for her health and she has met some wonderful people as well. The class is taught by Collen Narens.

The American Osteopathic Association has this to say about the benefits of Yoga. Yoga is great for controlling blood pressure helps with insomnia and overall flexibility.

Other physical benefits are increased muscle strength and tone improved respiration, energy, and vitality, maintaining a balanced metabolism, weight reduction cardio and circulatory health, improved athletic performance and protection from possible injury.

Mental benefits include stress reduction. Yoga's meditation and breathing techniques are extremely helpful in managing the day to day stress has on our lives. It can also sharpen concentration and focus.

For more information, contact 903-798-3978

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