Different people take up Yoga for varying reasons.  Some do it in order to revitalize their bodies when suffering from different illnesses. Others will do it in order to retain and improve their present health.  Other individuals go for it due to the mental challenge and while others look at it as a physical challenge that needs to be overcome. Some people, especially pregnant women take up yoga as a form of relaxation. It is clear to see that Yoga has something to offer to every individual.

Yoga Is Known To Offer Both Psychological As Well As Physical Benefits.

The latter can clearly be seen in its ability to help in recovery after experiencing a heart attack as it helps to lower blood pressure and accompanied distressing effects.  Extensive research has been carried out on Yoga and heart patients. This has also been noted by Dr. Ornish who a best-selling writer. He strongly recommends Yoga for those recuperating from heart attacks and as a way of evading impending heart problems.  Yoga is also beneficial for individuals suffering from Multiple Sclerosis as it helps with stability as well as muscle tone.  This is also effective for back and spinal injuries sufferers as it is quite gentle on the muscles but still quite effective as a way to strengthen this section of the body. It also helps to improve mobility.

Poor mobility and co-ordination that come about as a result of aging can also be reduced considerably by Yoga. This is one reason why it is popular with older people. Another benefit associated with yoga is strength building especially around the arms, legs as well as the trunk. This will help you go about your daily chores in an easier manner.

As Previously Stated, Yoga Also Offers Mental Benefits.

As previously stated, Yoga also offers mental benefits. This can clearly be seen in its ability to sharpen the mind. In order to achieve this focus one is required to perform the Yoga routine as is expected. This includes breathing and body movements. This breathing will also come in quite handy during childbirth for pregnant women. In order to experience maximum effect, the breathing has to be deep and much fuller as opposed to short and quick breaths. This will allow you to release stress and maintain calm. During pregnancy, it makes the mother related to the child and establishes a bonding.

Unlike other disciplines where you either know or don’t what is required of you, Yoga is a constant learning process. Yoga involves different postures with the ability to perform these postures in different variations. This helps to provide the body with constant stimulation and the mind engaged. As earlier stated, Yoga helps to relax the mind and the body and this is achieved through the pauses that allow us to get in touch with feelings and reactions. Yoga is a form of workout and at the same time a reflective process, poise as well as character building all placed into one. This is the reason why the group of individuals who take part in these classes is quite different.

Best I ever felt in my life!

“I’ve experienced more energy, more leanness to my body, as well as more flexibility. I’m also able to sleep easier when I go to bed. My body doesn’t ache of soreness from back or any other body part. I feel lighter on my feet, and I just feel great overall. Best I ever felt in my life and it’s getting better! Thank you Shapeshifter Yoga! You’re changing my life and I’m grateful for it.

— A. Garcia, Oregon