In the 608: Local yogi shares easy ways to relax, helping both the mind and body

MIDDLETON, Wis. – With many folks spending more time at home now than ever before, health experts say the resulting behavior changes are creating unforeseen health consequences.

In fact, three in five Americans reveal they’ve experienced new aches and pains due to how inactive they’ve become since the quarantine began, according to new research commissioned by Preparation H®.

The “State of Sitting at Home” survey of 2,000 Americans 18 and older found that compared to before the pandemic, Americans are spending an additional four hours each day sitting while at home, with 18 percent adding more than seven hours of sitting time to their days in 2020.

With many fitness studios having to adapt over the last year, local instructors have had to face the challenge of COVID-19.

Dragon Fly Yoga has multiple locations across the greater Madison area. They are once again offering in-studio classes with online classes still available. Instructor Sam Brenner says yoga is a good tool for both the mind and body, especially in these uncertain times. She shared some easy poses that anybody can do, even at home, on News 3 Now This Morning.

If you’d like to learn more about Dragon Fly Yoga, or the practice itself, click here.