Yoga is a great exercise that’s actually thousands of years old. Many people participate in yoga for physical benefits, relaxation and meditation.
Yoga has lots of benefits like:
- Improving your flexibility, posture and balance
- Strengthening and toning your body
- Lowering blood pressure
- Improving respiratory function and heart rate.
The benefits don’t end there. Yoga also increases your lung capacity, brightens your mood, increases your energy, relieves stress and tension, boosts immunity and improves mental functions like concentration, memory and learning. And according to an American Heart Association study, group yoga can improve balance in stroke survivors who no longer receive rehabilitative care.
You can reduce your risk of injury by learning yoga from a reliable instructor. Be sure to wear the right clothes, warm up properly before every session and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Don’t be shy — ask your instructor questions if you have them. And pay attention to what your body is telling you. Have fun, be safe and enjoy!