- Reducing chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome
- Lowered blood pressure
- Reduced insomnia
- Increased flexibility
- Increased muscle strength and tone
- Improved respiration, energy and vitality
- Maintaining a balanced metabolism
- Weight reduction
- Improves anxiety
- Cardio and circulatory health
- Improved athletic performance
- Protection from injury
Have you tried yoga? With its increasing popularity, more and more people are trying yoga. Maybe you've tried it, but did you know that aside from the obvious benefits of increasing strength, yoga has many other health benefits? It creates awareness of your mind/body connection. It even taps into your body's ability to heal itself.
According to the American Osteopathic Association, the health benefits of yoga include:
Yoga with Adrienne is one of my favorite yoga instructors and she's on YouTube, so its free and easy to use. She has videos for people with many different levels of experience, so see if you can find one you like. You can use your computer, smart TV, or cell phone to watch and exercise. Below is a link for a yoga class for complete beginners! Enjoy!
Let me know in the comments below if you enjoyed Yoga with Adrienne!
I am a Duke Integrative Medicine trained Health Coach located in Charlotte, NC. I hold a B.S. and M.A. in Wellness Management. I have a passion for health and for helping others achieve the healthy life they desire.