BENEFITS OF YOGA:
Holding postures leads to increased strength of muscles, determination, stamina and stability of mind.
Using the breath we remove blockages of tension or toxins stored in the body which make our body stiff and heavy. By directing the breath to move through these areas we create space in the muscles and joints allowing more range of movement. Our ligaments also become more elastic with practice increasing our overall flexibility.
MENTAL HEALTH (STRESS / ANGER MANAGEMENT / DEPRESSSION / ANXIETY / ADDICTION):
The repetition of postures in each practice gradually re-aligns and strengthens our neural pathways. By aligning our body / mind connection we can maintain a complete energy circuit within our nervous system. With regular practice we gain control over our mind, mood and impulses giving energy and lift as well as a deep sense of calm.
INCREASES ENERGY LEVELS:
Through regular practice we can increase our energy levels. Yoga is all about the breath and by increasing our oxygen intake we rejuvenate our entire system. We also learn how to conserve energy by becoming aware of unnecessary tension.
WEIGHT LOSS / DETOX:
By moving and bending the body in various ways, postures stimulate the digestive organs: liver, kidneys, spleen, pancreas and intestines. These organs all work together to absorb healthy nutrients into the body and eliminate waste.
AIDS INSOMNIA AND IMPROVES SLEEP QUALITY:
By increasing the oxygen levels in the brain, the nervous system is soothed and thoughts become clearer. This clears our minds of unnecessary clutter allowing the mind to move more easily into a restful state.