According to Yoga Alliance, here are the most important 10 reasons why trying yoga might be just the best idea for you. Why not give it a try in our studio? Check out our class schedule here!
1. STRESS RELIEF
Yoga reduces the physical effects of stress on the body. Be encouraging relaxation, yoga helps to lower the levels of stress hormone cortisol.
2. PAIN RELIEF
Yoga can ease pain. Studies have demonstrated that practicing yoga reduces pain for people with conditions such as cancer, multiple schlerosis, auto-immune diseases and arthritis, back and knee pain.
3. BETTER BREATHING
Yoga teaches people to take slower, deeper breaths. This helps to improve lung function, trigger the body’s relaxation response and increase the amount of oxygen available to the body.
Yoga helps to improve flexibility, mobility, increase range of movement and reduce aches and pains.
5. INCREASED STRENGTH
Yoga postures use every muscle in the body, helping to increase strength literally from head to toe. And, while these postures strengthen the body, they also provide an additional benefits of helping to relieve muscular tension
6. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
Yoga can aid weight control efforts by reducing the cortisol levels as well Yoga encourages healthy eating habits and provides a heightened sense of well being and self esteem.
7. IMPROVED CIRCULATION
Yoga helps improve circulation, and moves oxygenated blood to the body’s cells.
8. CARDIOVASCULAR CONDITIONING
Even gentle yoga can provide cardiovascular benefits by lowering resting heart rate, increasing endurance and improving oxygen uptake during exercise.
9. FOCUS ON THE PRESENT
Yoga helps us to focus on the present, to become more aware and to help create mind body health. It opens the way to improved concentration, coordination, reaction time and memory.
10. INNER PEACE
The meditative aspects of yoga help many to reach a deeper, more spiritual and more satisfying place in our lives. Many who begin practice for other reasons have reported tis to be a key reason that yoga has become an essential part of their daily life.
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