About Yoga

Yoga is a 5,000 year-old scientific system designed to empower health, happiness, and a greater sense of self. The word yoga means “union” and refers to the oneness of mind, body and spirit. Yoga is not a religion. It supports and enhances all cultural, racial and religious backgrounds.

 

Yoga helps tone the body and relax the mind. Through various postures and breathing, bones are brought into alignment and muscles are strengthened, stretched and relaxed. This process oxygenates the blood helping to tone the nervous system, improve circulation, promote flexibility and release tension.

 

It’s beneficial exercise for pregnant women, children, youth and adults of all ages and abilities. Beyond the well-known benefits such as increasing strength, flexibility, and concentration, yoga is non-competitive and fun!

 

 

Benefits of Yoga

 

Body

  • Assists neuromuscular development
  • Develops a strong and flexible body
  • Increases balance, body awareness and coordination
  • Reduces injuries and improves performance
  • Improves digestion and strengthens the immune system
  • Relaxes the body and promotes better sleep

Mind

  • Relieves tension and stress
  • Increases concentration, focus and attention span
  • Promotes thinking and memory
  • Stimulates auditory processing and responsiveness
  • Calms and quiets the mind
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Balances energy (high or low)

Soul

  • Builds confidence and self-esteem
  • Enhances team skills and social interaction
  • Develops discipline and self-control
  • Inspires respect for self and others
  • Enables social interaction and self-expression
  • Encourages a fit and healthy lifestyle