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Benefits of Yoga

Although you may have come to yoga to increase your flexibility, don't be surprised to see that you will be sleeping more deeply than you have since high school or able to concentrate more easily at work. Once you begin to practice yoga more regularly, you'll notice many of the following common changes:

 

  • Happier /Balanced Mood
  • Enhanced Athletic Ability
  • More Energy
  • More Focus at Work
  • Sculpted/Long Lean Muscles
  • Improved Sleep
  • A Calmer, Quieter Mind
  • Weight Loss

Yoga Myths

The Myth- I have always been as stiff as cement, so I can’t do yoga.
   The Truth - Unless you are ballet dancer or gymnast, it’s very normal if you feel tight, so don’t worry if touching your toes seems impossible. The good news is that with regular practice, yoga is extremely effective at improving flexibility.

 

The Myth – Yoga is just for girls.
    The Truth – While it’s true that certain things (like pink lip gloss) are just for girls, yoga is not one of them.  Historically, some of the greatest yoga teachers for over 2000 years have been men.

 

 The Myth- I tried a yoga class once, but it’s too slow and boring.
    The Truth – Some styles of yoga, such as Gentle are indeed slow paced, but Flow or Vinyasa classes offer a faster, dynamic pace and endless exciting challenges.

The Myth – I'm afraid that taking yoga will force me to adopt a religion.
    The Truth – Yoga is not a religion, it’s a technique of physical movements leading to improved health.  If yoga has a belief system, it’s simply to become more connected to your body.

 

Review the documents below for more reasons why yoga is beneficial to the body:

 

Yoga is for Everyone!

 

 

 

Yoga for Athletes!