The Benefits of Yoga
FOUR REASONS TO PRACTICE YOGA:
1. HEALTH BOOST - Yoga helps reduce levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. Yoga improves digestion, can lower blood pressure, heart rate and boost the immune system.
2. FLEXIBILITY - A yoga practice improves flexibility and increases movement. Ligaments, tendons, muscles lengthen over time, body alignment improves resulting in better posture.
3. CIRCULATION - Yoga helps to improve circulation and to move oxygenated blood to the body's cells.
4. BETTER BREATHING - Yoga teaches people to take slower, deeper breaths. This improves lung function and increases the amount of H20 available in the body.
There is a raft of new clinical and diagnostic scientific studies that suggest there are many benefits for adults 50+ who participate regularly in a yoga practice. Here are a few that might interest you: