Sunday, December 23, 2007

Benefits of Taking Yoga Classes

I have been practicing Yoga now for almost a year, and I have to say, that it has benefited me tremendously.
Recommending the practice of Yoga to my clients, and friends is easy, as the benefits are many.

1. Better Breathing:
Practicing slower, and deeper breaths during the Yoga practice helps to improve lung function and aids relaxation.

2. Increased Flexibility:
Through the increased challenges, Yoga poses improve mobility and extend your range of motion.

3. Cardiovascular Health:
Yoga lowers the resting heart rate, increasing your endurance.

4. Focusing on Now:
Yoga focuses you on the moment, and helps you become more aware of your body.

5. Pain relief:
Some poses (guided by a professional) have been known to reduce pain of chronic conditions.

6. Increased strength:
The slow movements of Yoga are a subtle but effective strength training.

7. Improved circulation:
The variety of the poses help to improve the oxygenated blood flow, and help the circulation to work more efficiently.

Find an accredited Yoga instructor in your area, get familiar with his/her practice and have fun! Keep in mind, that Yoga is beneficial for children as well. My daughter has been practicing with me now for the last 6 months, and she is usually the one now that asks for our daily practice!

Have a wonderful day!


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1 comment:

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Hi Claudia,

There are a lot of benefits from yoga. Here I am adding some info about Bikram Yoga

Bikram yoga is also called as the hot yoga as it is practiced in a room with 105 degrees Fahrenheit temperature and with 40 percent humidity.

This yoga is guided with a specific dialogue including twenty six postures and two breathing exercises. We can practice Bikram yoga at any age. In the 26 postures of Bikram yoga each posture is used in stretching and strengthening our muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints.