Karma Classes: Give a Little to Your Heart . . . and Your Brain

Need some good karma in your life? Partake in the UBC Yoga Club’s Karma Class on Saturday starting at 1pm. Our Karma Classes are by donation, and all proceeds go to a particular charity or organization dependent on the month.

This month’s organization we are collaborating with is the UBC Heart and Stroke Foundation Club in order to support their goal of raising funds for cardiovascular research.


The UBC Heart and Stroke Foundation Club aspires to build a vibrant community of strong, heart-healthy scholars. They envision a vibrant community for UBC where UBC students, faculty and staff have a sound mind and sound body by adopting a healthy lifestyle consisting of a proper diet, adequate exercise and good habits (e.g. avoiding smoking, minimizing stress, going for regular check-ups as necessary etc). Using their awareness campaigns, they hope to inspire others to deliberately care for their heart, and to understand that valuing their heart and its health is the right start to valuing the gift of life. By providing educational materials and tools from the Heart and Stroke Foundation to the public, through their Research Match service and by hosting their annual Research Night. They endeavour to make the same community equally interested in learning more about – and appreciating – the wonders of the heart and brain. To find out more about the UBC Heart and Stroke Foundation Club, visit their website http://ubchsf.com/ .


Did you know . . .

-Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death for Canadian women
-Heart disease is preventable and manageable
-Physical activity (including yoga) can:

  • dramatically lower your risk of heart disease and stroke
  • help prevent and control risk factors such as:
    • high blood pressure
    • high cholesterol
    • type 2 diabetes
    • osteoporosis
    • certain types of cancer
    • obesity
  • reduce stress levels
  • increase energy
  • improve sleep
  • improve digestion

(source: http://www.heartandstroke.com/)

Give a little back to your heart and brain by doing some yoga with the UBC Yoga Club and supporting the UBC Heart and Stroke Foundation.