Strike a Yoga Pose

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In recent years, yoga has become a fad that has swept the country. However, before it came to the US, yoga was developed in India thousands of years ago as a way to cleanse the body and mind, taking us away from the physical to gain wisdom and become centered. Modern yoga still offers many benefits today by:

  • Increasing flexibility
  • Increasing muscle strength and tone
  • Improving respiration, energy, and vitality
  • Helping to maintain a balanced metabolism
  • Reducing weight
  • Improving cardio and circulatory health
  • Increasing athletic performance
  • Protecting the body from additional injury
  • Allowing time for relaxation
  • Stretching sore muscles
  • Managing stress
  • Improving overall mental well-being
  • Reducing insomnia
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Correcting poor posture

Yoga is also great for any body type and fitness level at any age. Since there are a lot of variations of each pose, it can accommodate to whatever your additional needs or restrictions. There are also thousands of yoga centers around the country, including thousands more online tutorials and at-home videos, so you have no excuse not to try it today.

For more information:

http://www.osteopathic.org/osteopathic-health/about-your-health/health-conditions-library/general-health/Pages/yoga.aspx

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One comment

  1. realpersonalfitness · December 16, 2015

    Yoga is not one of my strong suits. Gonna be looking more into it over the next month or so.

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