There are many healthy reasons to add yoga to your exercise routine. Yoga improves muscle tone, physical flexibility, coordination, and strength, while the breathing practices may calm and focus the mind. Other beneficial effects might involve a reduction of stress as well as blood pressure and improvements in mood, and metabolism.
There are numerous modern schools or types of yoga, each having its own emphasis — physical postures and exercises, breathing techniques, deep relaxation, and meditation practices.
Health Benefits of Yoga
Yoga has been studied for its effects on depression, fatigue, anxiety, stress, physical fitness, blood pressure and glucose regulation all with positive outcomes. A consistent yoga practice can:
- Build strength and flexibility
- Relieves stress
- Build muscle and increase endurance
- Improve posture
- Increase focus, mental clarity and sharpness
- Help bring balance to your neurological system & creates a healthier lifestyle
Yoga For Beginners
Just getting started with your yoga practice? Watch the video below for a 20 minute gentle yoga class to give you greater relaxation, more energy and joy. Relaxation pose and crocodile poses to relax the lower back. Shoulder exercises to relax the neck and shoulders. Sitting forward bend for flexibility. Inclined plane for strengthening the back. Spinal twist for good massage of the abdominal organs. Final relaxation to really let go. You will feel full refreshed and recharged. Try it out! Demonstrated by Aruna, instructed by Sukadev Bretz of Yoga Vidya.