The Benefits Of Yoga

This is a blog post that is always helpful to come back to every once in a while. You're welcome to share it to others you may know who want to try yoga, you may also learn something you didn't know previously!

If you haven't done yoga before, what has inspired you to try it? If you are an avid yoga practitioner what are the benefits that you have noticed the most? Yoga is a well rounded practice that not only allows you to explore strengthening your body, increasing your flexibility it also combines techniques that calm your mind, improve your lung capacity and reduce stress.

Here you will find a list of useful benefits to inspire you to make the most of the world of yoga!

Yoga reduces stress.

+ Did you know that practicing Yoga can reduce the amount of cortisol your body produces? Cortisol is also known as the stress hormone in the body that is responsible for keeping us on our toes when we are anxious, stressed and constantly in a state of overwhelm. Cortisol can increase the heart rate and blood pressure which has literally kept us alive for thousands of years, its there to alert us in emergency situations, to be ready for confrontation and ready to fight! Sadly because we are always feeling stressed these high levels of cortisol are always in a state of alert, which brings us into the point of exhaustion, lower immunity and rigid bodies.

- Yoga and meditation play the role of bringing the body physically into a place that is open, flexible and relaxed. The more flexibility & strength we can achieve we release physical tension and discomfort, the more we release this the more relaxed we can be. No more tight shoulders, no more lower back discomfort. As well as moving the body we can use br