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Posted on 08-22-2012

Good morning!

If you've ever tried to twist your body into the nearly impossible (for non yogis) eagle pose, you know that yoga requires an immense amount of strength, focus and lots of flexibility. Remember, things the flex and bend typically don't break.  Yoga makes your mind and body stronger. It reassures you that you can do things that seem impossible. For just a few moments, you can focus on nothing other than breathing, strength and stillness.

After a lengthy session of strengthening, toning and meditating with yoga, life's problems often seem more small and manageable. Which can be especially helpful during a busy time in your life, like back-to-school season.

Yoga has been used as a stress-buster for thousands of years.  The practice of yoga includes a powerful and deep relaxation technique. The deep, slow and rhythmic breathing incorporated in yoga carries oxygen through your body and relaxes your muscles.

As yoga helps you expel the stress from your body with each breath, it also is thought to help lower the risk of health conditions related to a stressful condition. Yoga may help to prevent or manage health conditions such as heart rate, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety and loss of sleep. That said, you do have to treat your body well in ways beyond yoga to be and feel healthy, including eating a sensible diet and getting a variety of physical activity. Enjoy yoga and any exercise you choose—and simply enjoy life.  Instead of suffering from pressures of day-to-day living, you can use yoga as your stress release button. 

What Yoga Does for You
Yoga helps instill a feeling of peace and tranquility that can affect your everyday life.  The calming effect of yoga can reduce stress, giving you an improved quality of life.

Stress, Energy and Yoga
When you're suffering from stress, it's likely that you also feel too tired to deal with your stressors—and especially too tired to exercise. But yoga and other exercise can battle your stress and boost your fatigue.  It's a great alternative!

Yoga is yet another way to add balance to your life and incorporate something that’s good for you into your daily or weekly routine.

If you are trying to find a yoga studio, give our office a call.  We are looking to start up our yoga classes soon!

Have a blessed day!

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