With all of these benefits, who wouldn’t want to begin a yoga practice!?!
Yoga is a great way to get in tune with your body and your inner self. It teaches mindfulness and keeps you in the present (present). It also helps keep you focused and observant of your surroundings. Other (Mental, Physical, Spiritual) benefits include:
Stress can expose itself in many ways, including back or neck pain, sleeping problems, headaches, drug abuse, and an inability to concentrate. Yoga provides coping skills and other ways to reduce stress.
Mental clarity and calmness; increased body awareness (also = early detection of physical problems); relieve chronic stress patterns; relax the mind; centers attention; and sharpens concentration (child athletes use to enhance their visual and mental focus)
Physically yoga helps with:
Lowering blood pressure
Asthma (Click here for other Breathing Benefits)
Increased muscle strength and tone
Improved respiration, energy and vitality
Indigestion and Constipation
Improved circulation, heart disease and cholesterol
Improved athletic performance
Better posture and Balance
Menopausal symptoms & PMS
Self-acceptance and esteem, anxiety
Protection from injury
Energy levels, Depression
Prevents cartilage and joint breakdown
Protects your spine and over-all bone health (Arthritis)
Brain – Growth in the prefrontal cortex, a brain region associated with executive function, working memory, and attention
Yoga will lessen chronic pain, such as in the lower back, arthritis, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, and even the issues associated with insomnia.
The Homeopathic Approach
Yoga helps the body to heal itself. It also helps to remove toxins from the digestive track!