Yoga has been used for many centuries in India to help promote overall health and wellbeing. Yoga has experienced a surge of popularity in the West for good reason. Yoga offers many health benefits to those who practice this ancient art. Some of these benefits include the following:
- Reduction in pain
- Reduction of depression and anxiety
- An increased feeling of wellbeing and overall peace
- Increase flexibility
- Improve energy levels
- Improve circulation
- Improve respiratory function
- Strengthen muscles
One of the main benefits of yoga is the ability to manage stress better. Stress can cause many physical symptoms such as back or neck pain, high blood pressure, and other physical ailments. Yoga helps to strengthen the body and heighten the harmony and awareness of the mind and body. This mind and body connection can also help you have a more positive outlook on life.
There are several different types of yoga, but they all are comprised of breathing exercises, assuming postures or poses, and meditation. The poses help to stretch and flex muscle groups while breathing exercises and meditation help to clear and focus the mind. Yoga has been shown to lessen chronic pain, reduce insomnia, and lower blood pressure. It is also beneficial for relief from lower back pain, headaches, and arthritis.
Since yoga is a low impact form of exercise it is suitable for almost everyone no matter what level of fitness. It may be used to improve overall health and fitness and help recover from an injury. Yoga improves balance and strengthens your body. It has many benefits which go far beyond just physical. It also helps to calm and focus your mind so that you have a more calm and positive outlooks which reduce stress. A reduction is stress levels will help your overall health as well as help you recover from an injury faster.
At The Spine Lab we offer yoga classes for all levels. Dr. Mac will recommend a yoga exercise regime based on your current physical condition and the fitness goals you have in mind.
***Yoga workshops coming soon!***