The Ayurvedic approach to fitness is a lot like Goldie Locks and the Three Bears, not too much, not too little, but just right. Nia is Goldie Lock's answer to exercise! Any form of exercise that makes you breathe heavily and through your mouth, activates the sympathetic nervous system. Your heavy breathing is signalling that you are in danger and being chased by a tiger! Anytime your sympathetic nervous system is activated your body burns the quickest and easiest fuel available, which is sugar. You stop using fat as a fuel source. This is the reason why some people say that they are working out and doing lots of cardio but not losing weight. You want to trick your body into believing you are not in danger and that it may burn excess fat as energy. Although you may choose to work at a higher intensity at any time during a class, the goal of Nia is to relax the body and engage the parasympathetic nervous system while at the same time receive cardio and strength training benefits. Check out the Nia tab for times and locations near you!
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