A yoga practice unites body, mind and spirit. Yoga is often done in group classes consisting of three main components: breathing exercises, body poses and meditation. Through a series of positions, all the muscle groups in the body can be strengthened and stretched. Through breathing exercises and meditation, yoga seeks to bring balance between the body and the mind. When practiced regularly, it can help you relax, reduce stress, strengthen your body and improve flexibility.
Studies suggest that yoga can help treat:
- Anxiety, depression and insomnia
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic low back pain
- High blood pressure
- Symptoms of menopause
Yoga has been shown to improve sleep, mood and overall quality of life in cancer patients. It has also been found to reduce the risk of falls by older people, and to improve lung function in people with asthma.
Progressive Health Center offers yoga/stretching classes for all levels, as well as one-on-one yoga consultations. Call today to find out more!