The Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is an ancient practice that aims to unite body, mind and spirit. It has become one of the most popular forms of exercise and offers a calming, relaxing change from our busy. fast-paced lives. 

Not only can you achieve weight loss results from practicing Yoga on a regular basis, but your body will become stronger, more toned and increase in flexibility. Yoga has many health benefits that are more and more evident as the popularity of the exercise grows. 

man doing yoga next to laptopYoga can be incorporated into your daily life by simply being aware of your body's needs. If you have been sitting at a desk all day – then you may want to stretch your stiff shoulders and neck with some deep breathing accompanied by flexibility poses. If you are lagging in energy after a busy day – you could do some energizing poses to give you a boost. If you want to unwind after you get home from work – you could do some restorative poses to help you relax. So you can see that you don't have to do a 30-60 minute Yoga workout to get the benefits!

Anyone can do yoga, no matter what age you are or what your exercise history has been. You can even do yoga if you have had health issues or injuries. There are modifications for every yoga pose so that you can grow with them.

Some of the benefits of yoga include:
Increased Flexibility
Increased Strength
Increased Lubrication of the joints, ligaments and tendons
Complete Detoxification
Lowering of Blood Pressure
Help with respiratory issues
Aids in pain management
Increased mental performance
Effective in the treatment of back pain
Relief in the symptoms of chronic fatigue, asthma, arthritis, diabetes and obesity.
Mental Clarity and calmness – stress relief
increased body awareness

These are just a few of many health benefits that yoga provides. It is a type of exercise that benefits everyone and even if you already follow a set fitness regime, yoga can be added to enhance it. 

If you don't want to join group yoga classes, but prefer to work out in the comfort of your own home, then there are many yoga DVDs available to help you do that. One of the most popular yoga instructors is Rodney Yee. He has a large range of DVDs for all types of exercisers. If you would like to see some of his DVDs or browse my great range of other yoga DVDs, please click HERE.

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