Anna Olitskaya is a well-known Ukrainian TV presenter and blogger who has been successfully running her own YouTube channel for more than three years, interviewing famous personalities. Her videos get millions of views in the first few hours. Due to the situation in Ukraine, Anna, and her son are now in New York.
At the request of her followers, the girl began to organize meetings that support Ukrainian women, get comfortable in New York, find new acquaintances and contacts, support each other morally, and only spend time with benefits.
The club’s first meeting was held with the support of the UJA Federation New York.
If you want to know the schedule of the following meetings, you can write to Anna on Instagram.
8 Reasons Why You Should Start Yoga Today
- Better Breathing
Yoga teaches people to take slower, deeper breaths. This helps to improve lung function, trigger the body’s relaxation response and increase the amount of oxygen available to the body.
- Yoga Relieves Stress
Yoga reduces the physical effects of stress on the body. By encouraging relaxation, yoga helps to lower the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Related benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate, improving digestion and boosting the immune system as well as easing symptoms of conditions such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, asthma, and insomnia.
Yoga helps to improve flexibility and mobility, increasing the range of movement and reducing aches and pains. Many people can’t touch their toes during their first yoga class. Gradually they begin to use the correct muscles. Over time, the ligaments, tendons, and muscles lengthen, increasing elasticity, making more poses possible.
- Increased Strength
Yoga asanas (postures) use every muscle in the body, helping to increase strength literally from head to toe. And, while these postures strengthen the body, they also provide an additional benefit of helping to relieve muscular tension.
- Cardiovascular Conditioning
Even gentle yoga practice can provide cardiovascular benefits by lowering resting heart rate, increasing endurance and improving oxygen uptake during exercise. This improved endurance can have positive effects not only in performing physical activities but also in daily life, helping individuals cope with prolonged periods of stress or demanding tasks more effectively.
- Be Present
Yoga helps us to focus on the present, to become more aware and to help create mind body health. It opens the way to improved concentration, coordination, reaction time and memory. By encouraging mindfulness, it anchors us in the ‘now,’ enabling us to be more aware of our thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations, thereby fostering a deeper sense of mind-body health.
- Weight Management
Yoga can aid weight control efforts by reducing the cortisol levels as well as by burning excess calories and reducing stress. Yoga also encourages healthy eating habits and provides a heightened sense of well-being and self-esteem.
- Improved Circulation
Yoga helps to improve circulation and, as a result of various poses more efficiently moves oxygenated blood to the body’s cells.