Maintaining a regular yoga practice can provide physical and mental health benefits.
Whether you are a couch potato or a professional athlete there are modifications for every yoga pose. The idea is to explore your limits, not strive for some pretzel-like perfection. We respect the resistance and don’t work over pain. Yoga is a great way to get in tune with your body and your inner self.
Different postures in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as shoulders and lower back pain, arthritis, headaches, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Yoga can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia.
Other physical benefits of yoga include:
• increased flexibility
• increased muscle strength and tone
• improved respiration, energy, and vitality
• maintaining a balanced metabolism
• weight reduction
• cardio and circulatory health
• improved athletic performance
• protection from injury
Aside from the physical benefits, one of the best benefits of yoga is how it helps a person manage stress, which is known to have devastating effects on the body and mind. Yoga can be very effective in developing coping skills and reaching a more positive outlook on life.
Meditation and breathing can help improve a person’s mental well-being, creates mental clarity and calmness; increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns; relaxes the mind and sharpens concentration. Body- and self-awareness are particularly beneficial as it can help with early detection of physical problems and allow for early preventive action.
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