Yoga therapy uses yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation to improve mental and physical health. Yoga is for people of all ages and abilities from beginners all the way up to more advanced people. Yoga takes a holistic approach and encourages the integration of mind, body and spirit. Yoga therapy applies yoga techniques to fit the needs of the individual. It aims to store balance and adaptive functioning of the physical and mental systems.
The physical postures used in yoga aim to change your body and the body and the relaxation skills aim to reduce stress. Breathing techniques have been scientifically proven to reduce anxiety, improve sleep and overall health.
Yoga improves strength, balance and flexibility through slow movements and deep breathing which increase blood flow and warm up the muscles, while holding a pose can build strength. The main benefits of yoga include:
- Increased flexibility
- Increased muscle strength and tone
- Improved respiration, energy and vitality
- Maintaining a balance metabolism
- Weight reduction
- Cardio and circulatory health
- Improved athletic performance
- Protection from injury