The body benefits from movement & the mind benefits from stillness
Yoga is a mental & physical discipline that originated in India 5,000 years ago and is practiced throughout the world to this day. The ancient practice of Yoga has been known to harmonize the body through the means of breathing techniques, postures and meditation. We can all attest to the stresses of life and it seems as life pressures persist, Yoga has become increasingly popular as many have turned to the practice to center their health and bring peace and mental clarity to the mind.
When you practice yoga you practice proper breathing techniques which can help bring more oxygen to the blood and brain. Not only does this improve your respiratory system it also ushers vital life energy into alignment . Other benefits of practicing yoga are:
Increased muscle strength and tone
Improved respiration, energy and vitality
Maintaining a balanced metabolism
Cardio and circulatory health
Improved athletic performance
Protection from injury
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Sometimes you need yoga, sometimes you need a glass of wine and sometimes you need both. Find your balance!