Learning About the Importance of Yoga and Sean Tries Acroyoga with Yogini Kelcie Mahr
Sean learns about the importance of yoga with Yoga Instructor, Kelcie Mahr.
Kelcie has been doing yoga for five years and she has been teaching classes for three years. She said there are many reasons why she loves yoga.
“I think it’s great because you don’t need anything for it. You need no equipment whatsoever. All you need is your body. It helps with weight loss and there’s so many health benefits with it,” Kelcie says.
According to the American Osteopathic Association, there are many physical benefits to yoga:
Increased muscle strength and tone
Improved respiration, energy and vitality
Maintaining a balanced metabolism
Cardio and circulatory health
Improved athletic performance
Protection from injury
There are also mental benefits from yoga, such as managing stress.
Kelcie has people in her yoga classes from ages 2-88 years old. She works with cancer patients, kids with disabilities, and storybook yoga at local libraries. Kelcie has also taught adult yoga classes and teen glow yoga parties. She teaches all up and down the state of Delaware. Kelcie also teaches online private and group sessions for those who may not be comfortable doing classes.
Kelcie shows Sean some beginner moves such as the Warrior pose. You can modify the yoga poses to the individual depending on what you can do. Kelcie says after a couple weeks of trying the poses, you’ll be able to see an improvement.
Sean and Kelcie perform acroyoga – or yoga with more than one person. Acroyoga involves a base and a flyer and takes a lot of balance and concentration.