Benefits of Yoga
Yoga Has Many Benefits
There are numerous benefits to a regular yoga practice. You’ll breathe more deeply, diminish anxiety, and lower stress. You’ll increase your body awareness as you build strength and improve your balance. And of course, you’ll loosen tight muscles, increase flexibility and enhance your range of motion.
Yoga helps you strengthen postural muscles often overlooked in traditional workouts. A slumped over, shoulders-hunched posture can lead to upper back pain, neck pain, and tightness in the chest. It can also constrict breathing and heighten anxiety. A forward tilted pelvis is linked to lower back pain, knee pain, hip pain, and plantar fasciitis. Strengthening your postural muscles can help you sit, move, and walk with better posture throughout your day, which has a host of benefits. Better posture has even been shown to help improve confidence.
A yoga practice will help you increase your strength, especially in those areas most helpful in your everyday life. We’ll focus on strengthening your glutes, core, and back in every class. In many classes we’ll also focus on leg and arm strength as well, paying special attention to your shoulders, hips, and hamstrings. Strength-focused activities like yoga can also help prevent osteoporosis by building stronger bones.
Improving flexibility is more than just lengthening your muscles. We’ll show you how to actively engage your whole body in order to press deeper into each pose safely.
Yoga will help you improve your balance, both from increased body awareness and through building strength. Better balance means fewer falls and injuries.