International Yoga Day on June 21st!
Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.
Yoga has increased in popularity in part as a counter measure to our chaotic lifestyles that ironically also involve increased sedentary behavior. Not only can yoga help alleviate chronic pain, it’s a means of slowing down, finding balance, and self-discovery. Improvements are seen in every aspect of life: physical and mental health, as well as our relationships with others.
Yoga is practiced in various forms from physical to more meditative types. Yoga typically includes asanas (physical poses) and pranayama (breath work) to connect physically, mentally, emotionally, and energetically to the world in which we live.
The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.
The most obvious benefit of a regular yoga practice is increased flexibility, however yoga has many benefits that include:
- Improved posture
- Increased muscle endurance and strength
- Maintainance of cartilage, joint breakdown and connective tissue
- Pain management
- Increased blood flow
- Increased immunity
- Lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels
- Adrenal gland support
- Heightened concentration
- Deeper sleep
- Improved digestion
- Increased self-esteem and resiliency
- Better self-care and compassion
HealthStyles Consulting offers various weekly practices for women in a small group setting as well as inclusive corporate programs for employees. Click here for schedule offerings.
Contact us for a taste of yoga or to book your next event!