After a class or two:
- helps improve brain function
- lowered stress levels
- increased flexibility
After a few months:
- lower blood pressure
- improved lung capacity
- reduced chronic pain
- anxiety relief
- can lower blood sugar levels
- improved balance
- strengthened bones
- healthier weight
- lower risk of heart disease
- Over time yoga has been shown to improve strength, flexibility, and coordination.
- Regular practice of yoga can help with repairing and restoring joints, as well as the spine, both of which need regular movement to be at their healthiest.
- Yoga can help prevent osteoporosis with poses that require you to support your own weight, these directly help improve bone strength and density.
- Doing yoga helps with circulation throughout the body. When oxygen starts getting to more of your cells, the increased circulation pushes blood back through your heart and to the rest of your body. Better circulation helps decrease risk of a heart attack or stroke.
- A healthy diet of exercise is also shown to decrease the effects of depression and improves the aerobic range for heart health in addition to being an effective method of lowering blood pressure.
- Yoga can help you lose a few pounds and trim fat or maintain a healthier weight
- Yoga helps change gene expression, which is a fancy way of saying that your immunity levels are boosted so you’re far less likely to catch that cold.
- In addition to helping you sleep better at night by relaxing the body for a deeper, more restful sleep, yoga also releases serotonin and helps to decrease cortisol levels that combat bad moods and increase overall happiness.