Why Yoga

A regular yoga practice can offer all kinds of physical and mental health benefits. Some, like improved flexibility, are clearly evident. Others, including mental clarity and stress reduction, may be more subtle but are just as powerful. When put together, all the benefits, although just basic, contribute to an increased feeling of well-being, which helps explain why so many people find yoga so addictive. The information provided here only scratches the surface, as more benefits get unearthed regularly with increased research.

Physical Benefits

• improved flexibility and range of motion (anti-aging)
• improves all over body strength and muscle tone, posture and alignment
• improves joint health, can improve mobility for those with arthritis
• improves balance
• teaches one how to breathe effectively, resulting in cardio-vascular benefits
• certain poses activate the para sympathetic nervous system, allowing the body to rest and heal

Mental Benefits

• develops greater mental focus and concentration
• stress reduction/ mental clarity
• body awareness
• self confidence and self acceptance