The Diverse Emotional Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self control. Energy within and energy without.

~Ymber Delecto

Ah, is not just for the super flexible and fit.  Numerous studies show how even a basic and relaxing yoga practice can benefit you emotionally on many levels.

  1. Energy
  2. An Oxford study found that yoga breathing restores energy better than relaxation or visualization.1 Also, like any workout, it stimulates the blood flow, heats up muscles and releases endorphins, giving you a feel good energy boost.
  3. Depression Several studies have shown how yoga helps relieve depression:
    • A 10 week program of 75 minute Restorative Yoga classes showed the participants had a 50% reduction in depression...

Want to Prevent Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s and Other Diseases?

The below statistics are not meant to scare anyone, but do show the importance of prevention.  And Yoga is one of the best and safest methods of prevention.

  • Studies show that in 2005 30% of all deaths globally were due to cardiovascular (heart) disease and the rate is increasing.
  • The 2009 World Alzheimer's Report estimates 35 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
  • The International Osteoporosis Foundation states 1 in 3 women over 50 will experience osteoporotic fractures, as will