Regular practice of yoga can do wonders for your body and mind. If you practice yoga you will discover that the mind works together with the body to promote overall well-being.
After every yoga class you will feel more energized, more peaceful and very positive.
The practice itself will make you more aware of your body, its movements and its alignment and you will start understanding yourself better. You can prevent back pain by enhancing strength and flexibility, arthritis by providing relief to aching joints and give a relief to tensed muscles.
Yoga practice can help respiratory problems by teaching students how to control their breathing and improve their lung efficiency. It can help in other conditions like: chronic fatigue, diabetes, digestive disorders and varicose veins.
Through practice of yoga the aging process can be slowed down by keeping the body clean, flexible and well lubricated. By stimulating the thyroid gland through some of the yogic poses the body metabolism improves helping in weight reduction.
Yoga works not only on a physical level but also has many psychological benefits as it reduces stress, depression and anxiety helping to increase a feeling of well-being and peace.
It improves memory, concentration as well as social skills and self-acceptance.
The biochemical benefits of yoga practice are: lower cholesterol levels, lower sugar levels, lower sodium levels, increases haemoglobin and vitamin C level.
Yoga fitness classes are such a great way to stay healthy. Sometimes people doubt the strength training involved with yoga, but believe me, during yoga sessions your body will be pushed and tested. Sometimes you can sweat a lot during sessions because your core muscles will be worked a lot. After a while of doing sessions of yoga, you will see your waistline slimming down and the pounds start to drop. Also you will notice you will have more energy and more core strength to do everyday things.
Yoga is a very enjoyable fitness program, which can be practiced by anyone and from which everyone can benefit. It promotes good health and reduces stress and tension. It stimulates and relaxes at the same time. It enhances concentration and provides flexibility, stamina and strength. It addresses our physical, mental and emotional needs and provides us with lots of health benefits.
Every day practice of yoga can prevent or reduce the need for medication and in some cases can work in conjunction with a medical regimen.
Remember: after a yoga class you should feel relaxed and peaceful and at the same time rejuvenated.
YOGA AS MEDICINE: THE YOGIC PRESCRIPTION FOR HEALTH AND HEALING
This groundbreaking work comes to you from the medical editor of the country’s premier yoga magazine, who is both a practicing yogi and a Western-trained physician… An indispensable guide for the millions who now practice yoga or would like to begin, as well as for yoga teachers, body workers, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals.