Yoga is for everybody. Old and young, fit or not so fit, flexible or not so flexible. Everyone can practice yoga. Whether you practice once a week or on a daily basis, yoga enriches your life! You will soon experience the positive benefits on your body and mind.
Yoga helps you to chill. It will decrease the stress hormone cortisol, lower the blood pressure and heart rate and this will cause numerous benefits. Better digestion, increased immunity, reduced symptoms of anxiety, depression, fatigue and insomnia.
Even the milder yoga exercises have cardiovasculair benefits. They will lower the heart rate, increase endurance and improve the intake of oxygen.
Another benefit of practicing yoga is that it can reduce pain. Research has shown that practicing yoga and meditation relieves even chronic pain.
In the yoga asana (postures) every muscle in the body is used and physical strength is build from head to toe. Tight muscles become more flexible and the practice of yoga will give you a better posture that leads to less pain in the neck, shoulder and back area.
Yoga can help you to loose weight. In a Hot Yoga class you can burn up to 600 calories! Thanks to the burning of calories and reduction of stress, yoga encourages you to eat more healthy and gain self esteem.
People that practice yoga on a regular basis indicate that they feel more energized. Yoga causes a complete detox. During a yoga class, different organs are stimulated and this causes an improvement of blood supply. This way the body is able to detox is a very effective way. The effect is that it slows down the process of getting older and and higher level of energy.
Yoga teaches people to breath slower and deeper. This leads to an improved lung capacity and deep relaxation. The amount of oxygen in the body will be increased this way.
Due to the improved blood supply in the body and the detoxing effect, yoga will help you to get a more healthy and radiant skin.
Yoga helps you to focus on the present moment and creates a better balance between body and mind. And… yoga will help you to feel happier and kinder, to yourself and others. Yoga turns your frown upside down!