Why You Should Practice Yoga

“Yoga Adds Years to Your Life and Life to Your Years” says Alan Finger. Developed over thousands of years ago, Yoga has now become an increasingly popular form of exercise in the United States. Many over the years have thought Yoga is only a practice for people who can touch their toes or want to meditate. But the fact is practicing yoga is a great way to work on your flexibility and strength. Just about everyone can do it, too. There are a number of yoga styles so finding the right one will help you reap all the benefits. For those who want a more energetic and fast-paced yoga experience, they might consider Bikram Yoga. BKS Yoga Studio practices this type of power yoga in Naples FL. Hath Yoga is good for beginners because of its slow pace and easy poses. Before we get into the basic yoga poses, let’s discuss below the few important reasons of why you should practice yoga.

Get Increased Flexibility, Strength and Better Posture!

Yoga poses work by stretching your muscles. They can help you move better and feel less tired and stiff. Recent study reveals people improved their flexibility by up to 30% after only 8 weeks of Yoga Sessions. When you’re stronger, strengthened and more flexible, your posture will automatically improve. All the yoga poses are built to strengthen/support the muscles around the spine, which is the core from which everything else operates. When the core is working properly, your posture will definitely get improved, thus alleviating back, shoulder and neck pain.

Reduce Stress, Calm Your Mind and Live Better!

A recent study in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health found that practicing 20 minutes of Hatha yoga stimulates brain function more than walking or jogging on the treadmill for the same amount of time. Since stress is the main cause for so many health problems—from migraines, eczema and insomnia to lupus, high/low blood pressure and heart attacks—if you learn to calm your mind, you’ll be likely to live longer and healthier. These are just few of the benefits you can enjoy by practicing Yoga. If you’ve never practiced yoga before, give it a try and see what it can do for you. Join private yoga sessions today!

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