We know yoga does a body good, but do we really know how it impacts our bodies when it comes to strength and flexibility? In this blog, we will share 5 Things That You Will Notice About Your Strength and Flexibility When You Practice Yoga. #3 is surprising but cool!
When you practice yoga, you engage your muscles which strengthens them but yoga also helps to loosen them up and results in strengthening them and lengthening them. When you work with your muscles in this way, you improve flexibility which in turn protects you from injury.
Promotes Good Posture
Practicing yoga impacts your posture for all the right reasons. It works to shift your body into proper alignment, strengthening the muscles in those areas that support posture. The more you practice yoga the better aligned your body will be – resulting in excellent posture.
Improves Hinge Movement In The Hips
This one’s for you runners, walkers, and bikers. Yoga focuses on proper alignment throughout your body but pays close attention to the knees, ankles, and hips. Because of this focus, the muscles strengthen in those areas to support the body as well as loosening up the hip joints, preventing injuries due to exercise in the future.
Improves Your Heart, Lymphatic System, and Mental Health
It’s not a secret that yoga helps to lower blood pressure and helps to clear the mind. But, did you know that certain twists and bends help to flush the lymphatic system? This is so important because the lymphatic system works at removing toxins from our bodies.
Provides Strength Training
People think yoga is an exercise that is easy relaxation sessions but honestly, each pose is crafted and designed in such a way to target certain muscle groups in order to tone them up.
The benefits of yoga are numerous! Try a class today and experience healthful changes in your body! To see our yoga class schedule, click HERE.