Enjoy the benefits of yoga at Marina Port Vell
Do you want to relax or find some zen in the city? At Marina Port Vell Barcelona we relaunch our weekly yoga sessions for all those captains and crew members looking to exercise body and mind. This activity is ideal if you want to learn to control your breathing, discover postures or practice quiet meditations.
The yoga sessions are held in The Gallery, the main building of Marina Port Vell. This impressive two-storey glass building inspired by the silhouette of a superyacht welcomes yoga practitioners at the Crew Lounge, a multi-functional room that hosts yoga and Pilates sessions.
A wellness activity in an incomparable location
Yoga discipline is on the rise. This practice, that connects body, breath and mind, has also many benefits. From Marina Port Vell Barcelona we name 5 of them:
- Fosters relaxation and reduces stress
Yoga teaches us to breathe correctly. We rarely pay attention to the quality of our breathing and this simple gesture helps us to relax. Being aware of our breathing also helps us to release stress, as well as to lower our blood pressure and heart rate.
- Improves sleep quality
Yoga helps us to improve our sleep and this is due to serotonin (a neurotransmitter) which is involved in the control of stress and body temperature. Practicing yoga increases serotonin levels and therefore helps us to sleep better. Yoga helps our mind to switch off as well as relieving tension in the brain. As a result, we get more sleep, but, above all, we increase the quality of our sleep.
- Increases concentration
It is important to learn to concentrate in order to cope with our day-to-day lives. Concentration helps us to be more effective in tackling any task. Practising yoga helps you to improve your concentration without any effort. In the long run, this increases memory and improves problem-solving skills.
- Enhances the functioning of the body
Breathing in yoga is a very important factor, not only because of the aforementioned reasons. It also favours the proper oxygenation of the blood.
- Improves flexibility
Most of the time our bodies are not active, and this leads to a loss of mobility over time. Yoga is the perfect tool to restore the body’s natural suppleness. While practising this activity we move our body in all directions, coordinating the movements with our breathing. An advantage of being more flexible is that it helps us to prevent injuries and muscular pain caused by poor postures or accumulated tension.
At Marina Port Vell we offer yoga sessions suitable for all ages and levels. This activity, designed for captains and crews, takes into account all the protocols and safety measures required to deal with the Covid19 pandemic. If you would like to practise yoga, but have some concerns, please contact us. We will be happy to inform you about it, and encourage you to experience a session of this classical discipline in full swing.