The Benefits of Yoga
Yoga is the most complete and wonderful form of mental and physical exercise. It develops a flexible, strong and healthy body and a calm clear and focused mind.
Yoga – with practice – will also help you control your emotions; give you peace of mind and inner strength.
Yoga exercises, such as gentle stretching, breathing, meditation and guided relaxation, release body tension and calm the nervous system and emotions.
Holding yoga postures creates isometric exercise which tones every part of the body, including the internal organs.
Yoga postures gently stretch the muscles in the body, increasing the flexibility and lengthening the muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Focus, attention and concentration are promoted by a yoga practice of mindful movement and body awareness. The practice of balancing postures, in particular, builds concentration.
Yoga exercises the glands, organs and endocrine system, massaging, toning and increasing circulation to stimulate, heal, and eliminate toxins from the body.
Slow, gentle movements with deep breathing energise the body rather than tire it. This, in combination with yoga’s relaxation and healing benefits, allows daily renewal and nourishment of the body-mind-spirit.
.Last updated: April 12, 2013 at 12:13 pm