We are back with more of the health benefits that you will gain if you get in the habit of attending yoga classes on a weekly basis. That’s right, you don’t even have to practice yoga everyday to gain the benefits of it. We are talking once or twice a week for an hour and you will start feeling better than ever before. Let us continue:
People with arthritis know that daily activities can be a struggle sometimes. The pain can be excruciating. But initial studies have shown that practicing iyengar yoga, a practice performed with props like blocks and belts, can help people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. After six weeks of yoga, the eight subjects had a reduction in pain, mental health symptoms, depression and self-efficacy.
Yoga has the ability to not only relax your body but it also helps with stress. People who are suffering from insomnia often have issues with both relaxing and dealing with stress. When insomniacs practice yoga correctly, the body relaxes and allows your mind to be shut off for a good night’s rest.
One of the most debilitating diseases, MS causes a loss in muscle function and coordination, along with many other problems. Research is showing that practicing yoga can help with physical function as well as mood for those suffering from MS. It has the ability to improve fatigue after six months of weekly yoga classes.
The two biggest benefits to practicing yoga are still to come. If you are interested in seeing what yoga can do for you, call the yoga teachers at Yoga Den today!