Anyone can benefit from yoga practice, regardless of age, flexibility and physical challenges. Those who believe themselves to be inflexible and have tight muscles will soon discover a more graceful and fluid motion. People who are already quite flexible benefit by adding strength and energy to their range of motion. Sports athletes use yoga to enhance their performance level.
When performed correctly, strenuous and non-strenuous yoga positions work in harmony to help anyone achieve greater flexibility. Through regular yoga practice, a previously tense and rigid body will soon become flexible and toned.
Stimulation and Massage
Yoga is perhaps the only form of activity which massages all the internal glands and organs of the body. This stimulation helps keep disease and disorder at bay, and provides greater awareness of one’s body and health to recognize warning signs.
By gently stretching muscles and joints, as well as massaging internal organs, yoga aids in flushing out toxins and providing nourishment throughout the body. This results in increased energy and delayed aging.
Through yoga, muscles that have become flaccid or weak are repeatedly stimulated, resulting in increased strength and tone.
Yoga and its cleansing abilities have proven extremely effective in alleviating various disorders and symptoms associated with heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, abdominal pain, anxiety and cancer.
Yoga, through meditation, works to achieve a state of bliss by helping the mind work in sync with the body. Stress, a negative influence on our physical and emotional health, can be controlled and decreased through meditation. It can also help achieve an emotional balance through recognition and ‘letting go’. The resulting inner calm and positivity is very beneficial for physical health.
The ultimate goal of the ancient yogis, who practiced the interconnectedness of physical yoga poses and meditation, was self-realization or enlightenment.
Discover inner peace and outer strength: reduce stress and increase energy and movement.