Ashtanga Yoga Benefits

Many of us come to yoga for lots of different reasons, from gaining greater strength and mobility, physical healing from injury, reducing stress or just to gain a deeper understanding of life.  The beauty about yoga is that anyone can benefit from it.  If you can breath, you can practice yoga.

There are many benefits to be gained from practising yoga:

  • A light and energized physical feeling
  • A stronger, more flexible body, giving your muscles and joints a greater range of motion and reducing unnecessary fat
  • An improved nutritional intake, metabolism and digestion
  • A cleansing of the body of toxins gathered through lifestyle
  • Higher energy levels: yoga replenishes lost vitality to the body
  • A mind, soul and body that is kept youthful, fresh and powerful
  • A calm mind; concentration and memory improves through the sharpening and focussing of the mind
  • A consciousness of the breath, which leads to an improvement in the quality of the breath
  • Yoga also functions as a fabulous supplementary training for sport and physical activities
  • It is therapeutic for muscle pain and reduces the risk of overextending and damaging muscles
  • Yoga brings, in time, a deep journey in discovery of the togetherness of body, mind and soul