Yoga offers many benefits including:
- Improved flexibility
- Stronger muscles
- Better posture
- Alleviation of pain
- Weight loss
- Denser bones
- Improved balance
- Lower blood pressure
- Greater sense of calm and focus
Better Balance & Increased Bone Density: Balancing skills are consistently developed during yoga classes, resulting in greater strength, increased confidence and a diminished likelihood of falling. Increases in muscle strength result in denser bones.
Improved Flexibility & Strength: Yoga postures simultaneously promote strong and flexible muscles. It is a misperception that strong muscles are tight muscles; the tightest muscles are often the weakest muscles, prone to injury, and likely to cause pain.
Better Posture & Pain Alleviation: Yoga practice is a fabulous antidote for the postural stresses we incur day in and day out. In yoga, we back bend, twist and strengthen our muscles in all directions. Yogic breathing exercises bring about more improvements in spinal muscle endurance and mobility. Improved posture, increased strength, and greater flexibility help alleviate pain and stiffness from poor posture.
Weight & Fat Loss: Increased muscle strength will increase your metabolism. Through building strength you will add lean muscle tissue and burn more calories both during exercise and while at rest.
Increased Focus & Concentration: Breathing exercises and an ongoing awareness of your body’s position and movements encourage a focus on the present moment. Improved concentration is then experienced during professional work and other daily tasks. Yoga practice quiets the mind, bringing health, relaxation, and happiness to the student.