Benefits of Yoga

You’ve heard about yoga, you’ve even been to a class, but is it really going to help you? What are the benefits of yoga? If you’ve been asking these questions, this post is for you. Today we’ll be sharing some of the benefits, both mental and physical that you’ll receive from the intense stretching and meditation that comes from doing yoga.

Yoga makes you flexible.

It’s okay if at your first yoga class you can’t even touch your toes. Give it time, and keep coming back. Your flexibility will improve the more you practice yoga.

Yoga helps you focus.

Taking the time out of your day to connect your body and mind together, focusing on what your body is doing and focusing on your breath will help you focus in other areas of your life. While doing yoga you slow down and pay attention to your movement and what you’re feeling. This is important because we live in such a fast-paced world. Taking the time to slow down, even for a 30-minute class will help you slow down during your other activities.

Yoga helps your heart.

Even though yoga is not considered an aerobic activity, studies have shown that practicing yoga will improve your heart and decrease your chances of heart disease.

Yoga gives you strength.

 If you do yoga on a regular basis, your body will be stronger. Yoga uses the weight of your body to make you stronger. Which means, even if you can’t attend a yoga class, you can practice yoga from your own home. (If you want to give yoga a try from the privacy of your own home, check out Yoga with Adriene.)

Yoga makes you self-aware.

Yoga allows you to listen to your mind and your body. When you understand what your body actually needs, you are able to take better care of yourself. Often people who practice yoga find themselves changing other areas of their lives, to improve themselves and the world around them.

There are many benefits of yoga, both mental and physical. If you still aren’t quite convinced, check out this post which shares 38 more health benefits of yoga. Come visit or contact us if you’d like to know more about the yoga classes we offer.