We always hear how good yoga is for you and how much people LOVE it. What’s all the fuss? Here are the top ways yoga can actually make your life better:
> Improves flexibility. The postures and poses held in yoga are designed to lengthen muscles and ligaments helping to improve flexibility. The more flexible you are, the fewer injuries you will suffer and the more mobile you will be.
> Improves Posture. Back, neck, and other muscle and joint disorders can all be caused by poor posture. Your body may compensate for this by flattening the natural inward bends in your neck and lower back. This can result in back discomfort and degenerative arthritis. Yoga can help improve your posture which may result in less pain in your back, neck, shoulders, and other disorders.
> Promotes spinal health. The shock absorbers between the vertebrae, known as spinal disks, crave mobility. The postures and poses in yoga give your spine the twists and bends it requires to stay supple.
> Improves bone health. Weight-bearing exercises strengthen bones which helps to fight osteoporosis. An added bonus…yoga may have the ability to lower the stress hormone called cortisol which may help keep calcium in the bones.
> Increases blood flow. Yoga can raise hemoglobin and red blood cell levels. This is important because red blood cells are used to transport oxygen to tissues in the body. It also thins the blood by reducing the amount of clot-promoting proteins and it makes platelets less sticky.
There are so many benefits to practicing yoga – too many to mention here. Take advantage of all the benefits of yoga when you participate in one of our classes. To see a full class schedule visit: https://eastwesthealingsolutions.com/studio-schedule-calendar/