A Few Good Reasons to Practice Yoga

There are so many reason why yoga is good for you; the physical and mental benefits alone are numerous. Most Westernized yoga classes focus on learning physical poses, which are called asanas. Classes may also include some form of breathing and meditation techniques as well. If you’re looking for a few more concrete reasons to explore yoga take a peek at the following benefits:

  • Increases flexibility
  • Increases strength and muscle tone
  • Reduces stress
  • Aids digestion
  • Strengthens the nervous system and calms the mind
  • Improves concentration
  • Promotes deep and restful sleep at night
  • Supports bones strength and development
  • Supports cardiovascular health
  • Reduces anxiety, worry and depression
  • Improves balance
  • Increases body awareness
  • Improves overall mood
  • Relieves or eliminates back pain