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5 Main Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is not an ancient myth buried in oblivion. It is the most valuable inheritance of the present. It is the essential need of today and the culture of tomorrow. - Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Yoga Increases Flexibility.

Lets not underestimate the benefit of how a flexible body can make us feel. Stiffness in the body is uncomfortable and limiting. A good yoga practice will help with releasing tension and restore openness in the body by eliminating toxins and stuck energy.

Yoga Builds Strength.

As we get older, our muscles become less prominent and so a good yoga practice builds and strengthens the body in a gentle, yet powerful way leading to less stress in the body and a feeling of well being. Maintaining body strength together with a strong core is key to good posture.

Yoga Balances Internal Systems.

Holding postures and maintaining good breath work balances all the systems in the body such as the digestive, hormonal and respiratory systems. Balance brings harmony and a healthy vitality.

Yoga Alleviates Aching Joints

By lengthening and strengthening muscles with increased flexibility by yoga allows for more fluidity in our movement. Long, lean muscles don’t pull on the ligaments and joints the same as short, tight muscles. Gently creating more movement in our joints releases the toxins that gather there causing dis-ease in the body.

Yoga Calms The Mind

As the systems in the body align and come into balance and the rhythmic breathing that comes with yoga practice switches off the flight and fight response, the body reduces the stress hormones in the body. When the body is in balance our mind comes into a state of calm. When the body and mind are in this sea of calm, healing and restoration comes naturally.

Give yourself the gift of serenity in your life in your body, mind and soul and being yoga into your life. It’s magic!

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