of yoga

Yoga is a personal practice. Everyone practices yoga for different reasons; some like the relaxation it brings or the confidence it instills in them. Others may practice to rehabilitate an injury, or to gain physical or mental strength. That’s one of the beautiful things about yoga; everyone takes from it what they need.

Yoga does, however, impact many aspects of our bodies and minds, regardless of whether or not we expect a specific benefit. Research shows that yoga has a positive impact on our internal systems, external existence and mental health. More and more, medical and mental health professionals, rehabilitation therapists are referring clients to yoga as a complementary health therapy to aid in the restoration and / or maintenance of a healthy, fulfilling life.

Internal health benefits

  • Decreases blood pressure
  • Improved circulation
  • Decreases respiratory rate
  • Improved cardiovascular endurance
  • Balances metabolism
  • Decreases cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Improved endocrine and lymphatic system functions
  • Disease prevention
  • Stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Reduces symptoms related to:
    • Arthritis
    • Migraines
    • Scoliosis
    • Sciatica
    • Constipation
    • Allergies
    • Back pain

External health benefits

  • Improved posture
  • Increased strength
  • Increased energy
  • Stabilizes weight
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved balance
  • Lowers risk of injury

Emotional health benefits

  • Improved mood
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Reduced symptoms of depression
  • Self acceptance
  • Improved concentration & memory