What are the benefits of Yoga?

Physical

  • Strengthens and tones muscles
  • Increases range of motion and flexibility
  • Stimulates and massages internal organs
  • Stimulates muscles, glands and nerves
  • Increased lubrication of joints, ligaments and tendons
  • Improves ability to balance
  • Improves respiration and lung capacity
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Promotes cardio health
  • Lowers blood pressure (except a few poses which raise it)
  • Aids digestion
  • Helps detoxify system
  • Pain prevention: increased flexibility and strength can help prevent causes of back pain
  • Increases metabolism and energy
  • Improves quality of sleep

Mental/emotional

  • Reduces stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression
  • Strengthens mental equanimity
  • Teaches you how to quiet your mind and focus your energy
  • Encourages self-acceptance
  • Encourages discipline
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Spiritual

  • Helps you gain an inner awareness, of your body and feelings, as well as of the world around you
  • Brings balance and harmony to mind, body and spirit
  • Helps you connect your higher self with universe
  • Yoga is nondenominational and simply teaches universal values: patience, forgiveness, gentleness, love, etc.
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