1.  Stress Relief
Yoga reduces the physical effects of stress by inducing relaxation, which in turn lowers the levels of stress hormones in the body while lowering blood pressure & heart rate, improving digestion, and easing anxiety, depression, fatigue, & insomnia.

2.  Relief from Chronic Pain, Physical and Emotional
Studies have demonstrated that yoga reduces pain for people with conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, auto-immune disease, hypertension, arthritis, back pain, anxiety, depression, & other chronic conditions.

3. Inner Peace
The meditative aspects of yoga help many to reach a deeper, more spiritual & more satisfying place in their lives.  Many who begin yoga for other reasons report this to be a key reason for committing to yoga as an essential part of their daily lives.

4. Cardiovascular Conditioning
Even a gentle yoga practice can condition the heart by lowering resting heart rate, increasing endurance, & improving oxygen uptake during exercise.

5. Healthy Bones
Because yoga uses one’s own body as a weighting mechanism, both weight bearing postures as well as muscle strengthening postures increase bone density.

6. Weight Management
Yoga naturally balances the body by redistributing weight, as well as lowering cortisol levels & encouraging healthy eating and lifestyle habits for ideal weight, naturally.

7. Better Breathing
Basic yoga breathing, when practiced regularly, improves lung function and capacity, sets up the Relaxation Response, & provides more oxygen to each cell.

8. Healthy Back
Yoga conditions postural muscles, retrains habitual holding patterns, & realigns the spine for a strong and flexible backbone.

9. Improved Mental Focus
Yoga helps us to focus on the present, improving concentration, coordination, reaction time & memory.

10. Improved Outlook on Life
Yoga stimulates the proper hormone balance in the brain while giving us a greater sense of control over ourselves & our environment.

MORE Benefits

Regulation of Bodily Systems, including Circulation, Digestion, Hormonal Balance, Immune Function
Yoga tones the internal organs and glands & opens the micro channels to allow more flow of oxygen & nutrients to all the cells of the body.

Increased Mobility of Joints

Yoga stimulates the production of synovial fluid in the major joints of the body.

Increased Flexibility
Yoga lengthens muscles, ligaments & tendons, helping to improve body alignment and increase range of motion.

Increased Strength & Muscle Tone
A well designed, balanced yoga practice uses every muscle in the body, increasing strength while easing muscular tension.

Improved Body Image
Yoga produces a heightened state of well being and self esteem, with an appreciation of one’s body.

Suspension & Reversal of Adverse Health Conditions
Yoga brings together mind, body & spirit, which is necessary for all levels of healing.  Practitioners who do yoga on a regular basis often notice great shifts in health.

Focused Healing
Yoga offers tools for healing in specific areas of the body and for specific phases in one’s life.

Tools for Self Care
Yoga gives us a framework within which to make self care a regular part of our routine by teaching a variety of postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and sound healing that can be customized for every stage of life.

Increased Health & Vitality
As we practice, we naturally raise the energy levels and quality within to raise our consciousness, promoting more vibrancy and overall health.

Increased Awareness of Self & Others
Yoga’s internal focus raises our awareness of ourselves, which eventually extends out to other areas of the life.