" It's never too early or too late to work towards being the healthiest you."
YOGA FOR BODY, MIND & SOUL
Yoga is so much more than meets the eye. Flexibility is probably what most people first think of when it comes to yoga asana. Attending your first class ever you likely won't be able to touch your toes. Stick with the practice and you will notice a gradual loosening of tight areas. Maybe some aches and pains will start to disappear. That is no coincidence, as tight muscles and tension in the connective tissues can cause a lot of problems to seemingly unrelated areas in the body.
Practicing yoga regularly will tone and stretch the whole body, keep the spine and joints supple and healthy, increase range of movement, strength, core stability and posture. It will improve blood circulation, lower blood pressure, increase the flow of lymph which helps rid the body of toxins and strengthens immunity, detox and stimulate the internal organs such as the digestive system and endocrine system.
On a deeper level yoga is relaxing and calming for the mind. Reduced cortisol levels and lower stress levels will help the body to repair itself. Yoga can alleviate anxiety and depression, improve sleep, self esteem, weight loss, increase energy levels and aid in positive thinking and mindfulness.
The best part is that yoga really is for everyone, no matter your age, level of fitness or flexibility. Yoga is an amazing tool for better and happier lives, especially in the sedentary age we live in. Yoga is also increasingly popular for sports people. It can help resolve sports injuries and noticeably enhance game performance by improving flexibility and concentration.
So, what are you waiting for?! Hop on your mat and do yoga!