You are more than your body through Yoga

“I do yoga so that I can stay flexible enough to kick my own arse if necessary” – Betsy Canas Garmon

You’ve probably heard that Yoga is good for you. Maybe you have even tried Yoga and discovered that you feel better. And if you didn’t already know, Yoga is a great way to reap health benefits. If you’re new to Yoga, it’s an ancient form of science that has been practiced for thousands of years that focuses on mind and body connections, some of which are now only being discovered by modern medicine.

Yoga is a powerful natural tool that can have very profound effect on the human body. The Sankskrit term ‘yoga’ is often translated as ‘yoke’ or ‘union.’ A seasoned Yoga practitioner works on the union of the mental and physical self. Yoga is as much about toning your body, enhancing flexibility, lubricating joints, tendons and ligaments as it is to develop calmness and mindfulness.

“Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible.” – Bob Harper

Since Yoga is designed to bring mind and body together, it improves both your fitness level as well as brain activity. While other forms of workouts generally emphasize repetitive movements for specific muscles groups, Yoga promotes using all muscle groups combined with nurturing internal calmness. Yoga is a fantastic option to boost strength, flexibility and agility by complementing it with other types of exercises no matter your age or fitness level.