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 and are well documented. More recently scientific studies are showing that yoga practices can have a real impact on our body, mind and spirit health.
Some benefits :
A light and energized physical feeling
A stronger, more flexible body, giving your muscles and joints a greater range of motion
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 resilient, youthful, fresh and powerful
A calm clear 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