A Healthy Body is a Happy Body
Yoga creates inner peace and promotes wellness through exercise, controlled breathing, meditation and an ethical way of life.
Through regular practice, yoga has been proven to enhance strength and flexibility, alleviate physical pain, improve sleep patterns, boost the immune system, promote weight loss, quiet the mind and increase confidence – for a happy, healthy life.
Flexibility, Strength and Balance
By stretching your body in new ways, flexibility improves in your muscles and joints. Yoga poses require you to get into challenging positions at your own pace – supporting your full body weight or balancing on one leg – which increases overall strength and balance.
Being flexible and strong, most importantly at your core, naturally improves posture and alignment. This prevents aches and pains, especially in your back.
According to a study from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Yoga teaches you how to relax, making it easier to fall asleep at night. People who practice yoga tend to sleep more soundly, leaving them well rested and ready for the day.
Health and Weight Loss
Yoga boosts your immune system, and studies show it helps manage chronic health conditions like cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, anxiety and fatigue. Yoga also teaches mindfulness in your daily life, leading to healthy choices and weight loss.
A Sense of Calm
Yoga requires intense concentration. Through deep breathing and a focus on your body, your mind is quieted, allowing you to enjoy a sense of peace and calm.
When you tune into your body and achieve things you never thought you could, you feel confident. Your mood improves. According to research from the University of California in Berkeley, women who regularly practice yoga rate their body satisfaction 20 percent higher than women who do aerobics alone.