These days, more and more research studies are shining a light on the ill effects of stress to the body and mind. Stress is one of the major contributors of illness and the breakdown of our body's natural healing systems. The practice of yoga helps to calm body and mind, allowing our constant state of "fight or flight" to rest and our parasympathetic nervous system, responsible for rest and digestion, to activate. Yoga, in particular the practice of linking breath with movement, is invaluable to this process of destressing and reclaiming healthy, vibrant lives.
Some of the many benefits of a regular yoga practice:
-strengthing of cartilage and joints
-Increased bone density
-Drainage of Lymph/Immunity boosting
-Regulates adrenal glands
-Lowers blood sugar
-Increases concentration and focus
-Relaxes nervous system
-Builds awareness, allowing transfermation
What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
And when you bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen.
~Henry David Thoreau