Studies have found that regular yoga practice improves coordination, reaction time, memory, and even IQ scores.
Strengthens your muscles –
Strong muscles do more than look good. They also protect us from conditions like arthritis and back pain, and help prevent falls in elderly people.
Betters your balance –
Regularly practicing yoga increases proprioception (the ability to feel what your body is doing and where it is in space) and improves balance.
Lowers your blood pressure –
Studies in the British medical journal, The Lancet, found that the effects of regular yoga were more effective than simply relaxing on a couch for lowering blood pressure.
Helps you sleep better –
Yoga can provide relief from the hustle and bustle of modern life by turning your senses inward, which provides downtime for the nervous system.
Fosters your flexibility –
From the very first lesson to the next, you’ll notice that your flexibility and strength will increase. During the bginning, you probably won’t be able to touch your toes, never mind do a backbend. But after a little whiles, you’ll notice that aches and pains start to disappear and you can bend and stretch in ways you couldn’t before.
Protects your spine –
By flexing and using the muscles surrounding your spine during yoga, you spinal disks will gain nutrients and become more and more protected from injury.
Eases your pain –
According to many studies, regular yoga relieves the pain of many chronic conditions such as, arthritis, fibromyalgia and carpal tunnel syndrome. When you relieve your pain, your mood improves, you’re more inclined to be active, and you don’t need as much medication.
Perfects your posture –
Your body needs help supporting that big head on your shoulders, and yoga is a good way to strengthen your back, neck and supporting muscles. This improves your posture and prevents pain and degenerative arthritis.
Makes you happier –
Frequent yoga has been found to improve depression and lead to significant increase in serotonin levels. Not only that, it is often linked to a better immune system and higher brain function.
Want to recap all these amazing benefits?
Head to level 9 reception to sign up for this weeks Yoga class!