Benefits of Yoga

Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years. There are many yoga styles that range from extremely athletic to peaceful and relaxing. No matter the style, yoga has several benefits.

  • Flexibility: Most poses focus on stretching and elongating the muscles.
  • Strength: Movements often require a static muscle contraction that can increase one’s strength and endurance.
  • Posture: Proper posture is emphasized in yoga, which can transfer to one’s daily posture.
  • Balance: Many poses focus on improving balance.
  • Relaxation: Yoga is often as much about deep breathing and the release of tension as going through the movements.