Benefits of Yoga

Everyone starts Yoga for different reasons and often what keeps them coming back is different from why they started. Whether you like it or not, the benefits of Yoga transcend the physical and apply on, and off, the mat. The best thing of all, the benefits are available to all, irrespective of experience or ability.

 

To name just a few…

  • Strengthens and tones the core muscles
  • Increases muscles definition throughout the body
  • Improves flexibility
  • Strengthens the joints and contributes to better bone health
  • Supports the function of the circulatory and respiratory systems
  • Increases capacity and strength of the lungs
  • Massages and encourages fresh oxygenated blood to the internal organs
  • Balances the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems
  • Aids better quality and more restful sleep
  • Supports digestive health
  • Helps maintain and improve mental and emotional health
  • Reduces the level of the stress hormone cortisol, helping to alleviate the symptoms of stress and anxiety
  • Helps to build resilience to the effects of stress and anxiety
  • Improves cognitive function, boosts memory and sharpens concentration
  • Increases overall body awareness
  • Increases the neurotransmitter dopamine, which lifts the mood and helps you feel happier
  • Improves your relationship with yourself, which in turn helps with improving your relationships with other people