Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is a wonderful form of physical exercise for the body and all of the poses have physical and mental benefits attached to them resulting in a healthy lifestyle. The practice of yoga focuses on stretching muscles and on strength training and flexibility, which is of incredible benefit to your body. Each of the yoga poses is built to reinforce the muscles around the spine, the very center of your body, which is the core from which everything else operates. When the core is working properly, posture is improved, thus alleviating back, shoulder and neck pain.

Benefits of practicing Yoga:

  • Strengthens muscles and joints
  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves circulation
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Helps weight management
  • Aids digestion
  • Pain and tension relief
  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Balances and calms the body and mind

Yoga is also very powerful for bowel and pelvic health as many of the poses are pelvic floor strengtheners creating more power and stability in the pelvic area. The digestive system is greatly aided when the stretching in yoga is coupled with a healthy diet, which can relieve constipation, irritable bowl syndrome (IBS) and acid reflux. Another one of the benefits of yoga is that stretching and holding of postures also causes muscles to lengthen, which gives the body more suppleness and a longer, leaner physique. One of the most important benefits of a yoga practice is that it helps to alleviate and combat stress and allows you to become still in a world consumed with constant to do lists, responsibilities and outside noise. Peace and inner tranquility achieved through a regular yoga practice, teaches you the tools to take your knowledge off your mat and into your daily life, which is appealing to us all!

Yoga offerings include prenatal yoga, yoga for stress, yoga for a healthy back and yoga for healthy hips.