The Benefits of Yoga
Are you looking to...
- Improve your balance, strength, flexibility and endurance?
- Increase mindfulness and awareness?
- Advance your practice?
- Lower blood pressure?
- Prevent injuries?
- Learn how to work with a specific injury in your body?
- Start a new fitness program?
- Build focus and personal empowerment?
Wait, What Exactly is Yoga?
Yoga is derived from the Sankrit word "yuj" which means to “yoke” or “integrate.” Ancient Yogis believed that in order for one to be in harmony with oneself and environment, an integration of the body, mind and spirit must take place. For these three to be integrated, emotion, action, and intelligence must be in balance. Yoga allows one to achieve and maintain this balance through functional mobility exercises, breathing biomechanics and focused meditations.
Yoga is a proactive tool to align and balance your vehicle (body) on a regular basis. It allows you to take control and then become your own body mechanic. You will find that your chances for injuries and illnesses will decrease with the mind and body much more in tune.
With a variety of styles and poses, yoga can fit into many different lifestyles and address a variety of health and fitness needs. Yoga is a terrific option for athletes to complement the often-repetitive motions of training. These same benefits are valuable to those just looking for a way to add more movement to their days. Yoga can also be modified to suit all fitness levels.