7 Key Benefits of Yoga
The best Teachers are those who show you where to look but don't tell you what to see.
- Alexandra K. Trenfor
YOGA & MEDITATION BENEFITS
1 STRESS REDUCTION
Consistent practice and breathing techniques used in both Yoga and Meditation reduce stress and anxiety and can improve your mood. Yoga & Meditation can help calm the mind and ultimately reduce stress.
2 FLEXIBILITY AND BALANCE
Some of the first things you will notice from a consistent yoga practice will be improved flexibility and balance. Yoga poses can help to appropriately stretch and relax muscles. While some believe that they may not be flexible enough for yoga, we invite you to start where you are! Flexibility is a goal not a prerequisite.
3 ENDURANCE AND STRENGTH
Yoga practice is healthy exercise and is often a total body workout. The Vinyasa style of yoga particularly, will help you increase strength and endurance and improve muscle tone.
4 PAIN TREATMENT
A Harvard Medical School study showed that Yoga helps to relieve chronic pain. What sets Yoga apart from most other exercise programs is that it places as great an emphasis on mental fitness as on physical fitness. Because Asanas can be modified to accommodate your strength and experience, as well as any health problems, Yoga is an excellent way to recover from conditions that may be causing you neck, back or hip pain or discomfort. Yoga can help people with arthritis and with a consistent Yoga practice multiple pain symptoms can be reduced if not relieved completely.
5 HEART HEALTH – IMPROVED CIRCULATION & LUNG CAPACITY
Studies have shown that as part of an overall healthy lifestyle, Yoga can help lower blood pressure, improve respiratory function and heart rate while boosting circulation and muscle tone. Students with a consistent Yoga practice have lowered cholesterol and the practicing of deeper breaths during Yoga increases lung capacity benefitting the respiratory system and the entire body.
6 A GREAT NIGHT'S SLEEP
Researchers at Harvard Medical School taught 20 study participants yoga breathing, meditation and mantra. Through a series of research follow ups the study concluded that the participants had significantly improved sleep efficiency, total sleep time, total wake time after sleep onset at the end of the yoga treatment versus before the treatment.
7 SHOW ME THE LOVE!
Everyone benefits from a little more lovin’ in their lives and Yoga can help you to enjoy a better sex life through getting more in touch with your body, improved focus, improved flexibility, increased stamina greater core strength.
OTHER PHYSICAL BENEFITS OF YOGA INCLUDE
Improved energy & Vitality
A maintained & balanced metabolism
Improved athletic performance
Protection from injury
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