Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. There is a broad variety of Yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Among the most well-known types of yoga are Hatha yoga and Ashtanga yoga. Modern medicine is starting to realize the many benefits of Yoga and Doctors are recommending Yoga to their patients.
Some of the many benefits of Yoga are as follows:
- increased flexibility
- increased muscle strength and tone
- improved respiration, energy and vitality
- maintaining a balanced metabolism
- weight reduction
- cardio and circulatory health
- improved athletic performance
- protection from injury
Another great benefits of Yoga is that it can help you to manage stress. Stress can cause insomnia, back and neck pain, headaches, drug abuse and the inability to concentrate. As we get older our bodies can become less flexible. We have many older students who have said that Yoga has helped them to become more flexible, it has improved their posture and has even relieved back pain.