What Is Yoga 2018-09-01T19:10:36+00:00

Yoga is a 5,000 year-old tradition of self-healing and self-realization that incorporates postures, known as asanas, and pranayama (breathing) that enhances health through balance, breath control, concentration, flexibility, physical strength, mental focus and clarity.

Health and Fitness Benefits of Yoga

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Reduces the physical effects of stress on the body by encouraging relaxation and lowering the levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. Related benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate, improving digestion and boosting the immune system, as well as easing symptoms of conditions such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, asthma and insomnia.

Studies have demonstrated that practicing Yoga, meditation or a combination of the two, reduced pain for people with conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, auto-immune diseases and hypertension as well as arthritis, back and neck pain and other chronic conditions.

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Improved flexibility and mobility, increasing range of movement and reducing aches and pains. Yoga asanas use every muscle in the body, helping to increase strength literally from head to toe. Yoga also helps to relieve muscular tension.

Can aid weight control efforts by reducing the cortisol levels, as well as by burning excess calories and reducing stress. Yoga also encourages healthy eating habits and provides a heightened sense of well being and self-esteem.

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Improved Circulation and Cardiovascular Conditioning as a result of various poses, more efficiently moves oxygenated blood to the body’s cells. Even gentle yoga practice can provide cardiovascular benefits by lowering resting heart rate, increasing endurance and improving oxygen uptake

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