Benefits of Yoga

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Yoga is an 6000 year old ancient Indian practice that includes asanas (postures) to help balance the mind-body-spirit, and promote health and peace. The practice is only part of a much larger spiritual discipline that leads to the union of individual consciousness with the universal consciousness. The practice is said to have started at the beginning of civilization. The science of it began only thousands of years ago before the birth of religions. Yoga is a practice of many types that helps to develop inner wellbeing, awareness of the mind, balance, and health.

Benefits of Yoga
  • Helps to develop inner awareness and being present without judgement
  • Helps to soothe anxiety and stress
  • Helps to boost energy
  • May help with chronic back pain
  • Helps to attune to behaviors that may cause the urge to eat such as eating even full, eating when depresses, sad, or stressed, and eating in response to seeing or smelling food, to name a few.
  • Helps to enhance fitness benefiting from increased muscle tone, flexibility, strength, and cardio-respiratory fitness
  • Studies show a positive effect on the cardiovascular system helping to lower blood pressure and stress-relief.
Be sure to check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program.
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