Yoga is a 5,000 years old Indian body of knowledge.  It is all about harmonizing the body with the mind and breath through the means of various breathing techniques, yoga postures and meditation. Along with the series of simple and effective yoga postures and breathing techniques, a greater emphasis is placed on the inner experience of meditation, for the well-being of mind and other hidden elements of human existence. 

Benefits of yoga

There are many physical and mental benefits of yoga.  Relaxation techniques of yoga can reduce chronic pain such as lower back pain, arthritis and headache etc. Some of the physical benefits include:

  • reducing blood pressure and insomnia
  • increased flexibility, muscle strength and tone
  • improved respiration, energy and vitality
  • maintaining a balanced metabolism and body weight
  • improved athletic performance, cardiovascular and circulatory health.

One of the best mental benefits of yoga is stress management. Other mental benefits include:

  • increased awareness and calmness
  • mental clarity and relaxation
  • improved concentration and self-confidence.

As both physical and mental benefits are great, yoga become popular around the world.  There are many people interesting and practising yoga in every country.  Myanmar people are not unfamiliar with yoga because many of them already have experiences about some breathing and meditation techniques.  There are many yoga studios and yoga classes in Myanmar, especially in Yangon.  In this article, I want to introduce some the best places to learn yoga in Yangon.

 

Jenny Yoga Yangon

Jenny Yoga is one of the best yoga classes in Yangon.  It is a studio with an adorable and comfortable environment which will make your yoga practice more perfect and effective. All the teachers in this studio are female including founder and teacher Jenny.  There are both short term and long term classes.  Price is for inquiry.  Private lessons are also available.  Reservation must be done at least 24 hours in advance and online reservation is also available.  Opening time is from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm except Sunday.  It is located in No.237, 3-A Anawyahtar Road, Lanmadaw Township, Yangon.

 

Yangon Yoga House

Yangon Yoga House another one of the best yoga classes in Yangon.  It is opened in 2014 May and known as the first English-speaking yoga studio in Myanmar. There are many facilities including hot water showers, complimentary tea and free mats.  There are 7 teachers and founder is Jojo Yang.  There are also a wide range of classes to choose from.  Online booking using credit card or PayPal is available.  Rate for a single drop-in class is 12$.  5 passes are available for 55$ and 10 passes are available for 100$.  Many other plans containing monthly, beginner, introductory etc. can also be available.

Private class is also available for 60$ per hour.  Up to 3 peoples are allowed to join in a private class.  Location is Room 4, Yankin Lan Thwe (1), near intersection of Yankin Road and Yanshin Road, Yankin Township, Yangon.

 

Balance Fitness

Balance fitness is also one of the best studios in which you can learn yoga lessons.  It is a fully equipped gym including yoga classes, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam rooms, nutrition bar, private studios and relaxation zone.  Yoga teachers there are Ms. Me Me and Mr. Jack.  There are two branches of Balance Fitness in Yangon.  Balance Fitness 1 is located in No. 64 (G), Kyitewine Pagoda Road, Mayangone Township, Yangon and Balance Fitness 2 is located in No. 103, the corner of University Avenue Road and Thanlwin Street, Bahan Township, Yangon.  Opening time is 6:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday.  Price is for inquiry.

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