How can Yoga Help Me?
Yoga is a mind-body practice that involves specific movements and physical poses, controlled breathing, meditation or relaxation and sometimes guided imagery.
Many people are already familiar with yoga but don’t understand the benefits. Consistent practice offers all kinds of physical benefits; increased balance, muscle tone, flexibility and strength. It is also an activity that welcomes people of all abilities and activity levels. There are always modifications available if one pose or another is challenging for you. Aside from the physical, the combination of elements that yoga uses helps to lower cortisol levels (i.e. the “stress hormone”) and elevates mood. Concentrating intensely on breath and what the body is doing calms the mind.