Santosha School of Yoga benefits of yoga  
 

BENEFITS OF YOGA

People come to yoga for many reasons: to lose weight, to look and feel better, to help relieve symptoms of chronic conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, fibromyalgia, depression, or to become physically stronger. Whatever your reasons, with time you'll find that yoga can do the following for you:

  • Increase flexibility and strength
  • Improve circulation and posture
  • Reduce stress levels
  • Mobilize joints
  • Regulate moods and emotions
  • Release tension in the body
  • Ease backache
  • Enhance balance and coordination
  • Improve self-confidence, self-awareness, and empathy
  • Strengthen the immune system

Some of the benefits are felt immediately after your first class; others take time to develop. It's important to remember that yoga works slowly and, with a consistent practice, the benefits will be sustained over a long period of time.

© 2003-2011 The Santosha School of Yoga, LLC, Since 2003 – Site compliments of Lucy at Beebe Comm update 1/7/11