Benefits of Yoga
Yoga refers to the traditional physical and mental disciplines based in India. The word itself translates as ‘union’ and in this way defines the union of the mind, body and spirit expressed through physical postures and poses.
What are the specific health benefits you expect to enjoy from doing yoga regularly?
The physical benefits:
- Creates a flexible and strong body.
- Helps shape long and lean muscles, resulting in visible muscle tone.
- Improves respiration, energy, and vitality.
- Helps to maintain a balanced metabolism.
- Promotes cardio and circulatory health.
- Relieves pain.
- Improves your athletic performance.
The mental benefits:
Helps you relax and handle stressful situations more easily.
Yoga involves many meditation techniques that help to bring a certain calmness to the mind. This calming effect also promotes greater concentration. Moreover, the calm meditative techniques of yoga contribute greatly to stress relief. Encourages positive thoughts and self-acceptance.
The spiritual benefits:
Builds awareness of your body, your feelings, the world around you, the needs of others. Promotes an interdependence between mind, body, and spirit.
There are many different types of yoga being practiced today (Hatha, Vinyasa, Astanga, Iyengar, Kundalini and Bikram are the main types), so make sure you find the right one for you.
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
— Winston Churchill...