By Catherine Roscoe Barr Between cake tastings and dress fittings, wedding planning is a stressful process! Real Weddings Magazine recommends pre-wedding yoga to boost energy levels and calm nerves, and includes Iyengar Yoga in a round up of BC's best yoga studios. Click here to read "Wedding Workouts - B.C.'s best places to get fit and healthy for the big day - and beyond."
Planning a wedding can be stressful and exhausting. Increasing your physical fitness will not only ensure you look and feel fabulous on your big day, but exercise has been shown to reduce the stress hormone cortisol, increase the “happy” hormone serotonin and boost both your immunity and your energy — so you can take on any new challenge with grace. You’re sure to discover something in our roundup of fitness venues across the province that will inspire you to stick to a workout routine.
Use yoga to sculpt the perfect bridal body
Yoga benefits your flexibility, strength and cardiovascular fitness, with the added bonus of turning your attention inward to reflect on body, mind and soul — ideal for cultivating calm when the frenetic pace of wedding planning sets your head spinning.
Iyengar yoga is a precise and disciplined form of yoga with instructors requiring at least three years of training before becoming certified, and the extensive use of props makes it accessible for everyone. Check out The Yoga Space in Vancouver (theyogaspace.ca), the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Victoria (iyengaryogacentre.ca) or the Kelowna Yoga House (kelownayogahouse.org).