How Yoga Can Help Improve Your Health

Clint Myers
The Paw Print

Yoga has been around for over 5,000 years. A central reason for its longevity is in its health benefits. Yoga is a mind-body practice that involves stretching exercises, relaxation and controlled breathing, and often includes forms of meditation. It helps develop strength, flexibility, and balance, and leads to reduced stress.

Yoga is considered an alternative medicine practice by many people. It brings together mental and physical disciplines to create peacefulness of body and mind. It has been shown to lower blood pressure and heart rate, which help keep the heart healthy longer. Because of this, yoga helps the circulation in the body, which is good for those with cardiovascular disease. Overall, yoga decreases the risk of heart disease and helps lower cholesterol.

Yoga also stretches the muscles, tendons and ligaments, which improves flexibility and the lubrication in the joints. It has been found that yoga benefits some chronic medical conditions, relieving symptoms of asthma, arthritis, and back pain. Other benefits yoga provides is in improving posture and supporting a stronger immune system. It can help put the mind at ease, which reduces stress and helps people sleep better at night.

It is recommended that athletes take yoga, as it will help improve strength, balance, flexibility, range of motion, and mental control. Breathing techniques learned in practicing yoga help improve oxygen flow and concentration. These improvements also decrease the risk of injury. Many professional athletes participate in yoga for its many benefits.

Many people who do yoga are on a path to a healthier life style. They want benefit their wellbeing and change unhealthy aspects of their life. Yoga is a good step to becoming more fit, active and healthy.

Yoga classes are not always the cheapest. But having an instructor helps you make sure you are doing the stretches and poses the right way. Fortunately, you are in luck. Yoga is available to the students at Adams State University! It is practiced in the Rex Aerobics room every Monday and Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7am to 8am. This yoga class specifically focuses on physical posture with an associated emphasis on breathing techniques. The practice works on creating flowing sequences and static holding.

Yoga is practiced by people of all ages for the wellness of the mind and body. If you decide to try yoga, an important thing to remember is to g. Yoga is not a completion exercise, so forcing your body into positions it is not used to could cause strain to the muscles.

If you are stressed, moody, or looking to be healthy and improve your overall wellbeing, then yoga is worth trying. Come around to the Rex Center and check it out! is powered by WordPress µ | Spam prevention powered by Akismet