Benefits of Yoga

Benefits of YogaPotential benefits for body, mind and spirit

Some of the many benefits for the body:

  • Releases tension, allowing for deeper relaxation
  • Develops strength, flexibility, and toning
  • Improves efficiency of breathing
  • Improves circulation
  • Lowers blood pressure and heart rate
  • Lubricates joints, increases range of motion
  • Helps to regulate metabolism
  • Improves eye-hand coordination
  • Increased energy
  • Better sleep
  • Improved balance and posture
  • Detoxifies the body by massaging the organs
  • Improves gastrointestinal function
  • Promotes a healthy lymphatic system
  • Helps to prevent osteoporosis

Some of the many benefits for the mind:

  • Release of tension calms the mind
  • Encourages positive thoughts of self acceptance
  • Slows down thinking, and increases clarity
  • Enhances concentration and focus
  • Improves the mood
  • Decreases anxiety
  • Decreases depression
  • Decreases anger and hostility
  • Aids in more positive response to stressful situations
  • Encourages and enhances self actualization

Some of the many benefits for the spirit:

  • Promotes the concept of oneness with the universe
  • Deepens awareness in the body, mind, emotions, and spirit
  • Helps develop harmony in body, mind, and spirit
  • Encourages a deeper understanding of self (self actualization)
  • Encourages the sense of connectedness to the world around us
  • Unites us with others in peace and compassion
  • Brings a sense of destiny and direction
  • Develops intuition (inner knowing)
  • Encourages awareness and connectedness with the Divine
  • When done mindfully, love, peace, and happiness cannot help but increase an overflow into your everyday life.