Benefits of Yoga

Yo·ga
/ˈyōɡə/
noun
  • Can reduce stress 
    • A study done for the Journal of Affective Disorders showed that people who do yoga regularly have a reduced amount of cortisol (the stress hormone). 
  • Relieves Anxiety 
    • It emphasizes the importance of being present in the moment and finding a sense of peace, which could help treat anxiety.
  • Could improve heart health 
    • One study in the Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology  found that participants over 40 years of age who practiced yoga for five years had a lower blood pressure and pulse rate than those who didn’t
    • High blood pressure is one of the major causes of heart problems, such as heart attacks and stroke. Lowering your blood pressure can help reduce the risk of these problems
  • Could promote better sleep quality
    • Reduced cortisone levels and focus on breath may improve sleep 
  • Improves Flexibility and Balance
    • Although some poses and stretches may be difficult for a beginner, with time muscles stretch and flexibility improves. Its not uncommon for aches and pains to disappear when this happens, because tight muscles can cause unneeded stresses on joints. 
  • Increases strength 
    • Being able to maintain positions for extended amounts of time with the proper engaged muscles will improve strength throughout the body.

We have Adaptive Yoga and Pilates/Yoga at our Fitness Gym – Mondays @ 12:30pm and Wednesdays @ 12pm for Adaptive Yoga and Mondays and Wednesdays @ 3pm for Pilates Yoga. Ask your Physical Therapist which Yoga class would be right for you, and come try your first class on us!