Physical benefits“The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome,” explains Dr. Nevins, DO, a board-certified osteopathic family physician “Yoga can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia.”Other physical benefits of yoga include:Increased flexibilityIncreased muscle strength and toneImproved respiration, energy and vitalityMaintaining a balanced metabolismWeight reductionCardio and circulatory healthImproved athletic performanceProtection from injuryMental benefitsAside from the physical benefits, one of the best benefits of yoga is how it helps a person manage stress, which is known to have devastating effects on the body and mind. “Stress can reveal itself in many ways, including back or neck pain, sleeping problems, headaches, drug abuse, and an inability to concentrate,” says Dr. Nevins. “Yoga can be very effective in developing coping skills and reaching a more positive outlook on life.”Yoga’s incorporation of meditation and breathing can help improve a person’s mental well-being. “Regular yoga practice creates mental clarity and calmness; increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns; relaxes the mind; centers attention; and sharpens concentration,” says Dr. Nevins. Body- and self-awareness are particularly beneficial, she adds, “because they can help with early detection of physical problems and allow for early preventive action.”
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting a lovely young woman named Jen Sceviour. She was fun and energetic and very passionate about Yoga and Muskoka together. Simplifying yoga for the busy, her Port Carling Studio, Yoga 44, brings effective and mindful 44-minute sessions to cottage country, right across from Steamboat Bay, in the Healthfit building.
They also offer travelling yoga service of private instruction bringing Yoga 44 right to your space, creating calmer and sharper minds without having to travel, find parking, pay for commuting and be away from your daily activities for 2 hours. Private instruction includes bringing fresh mats, props, and curated music to your private gym or dock.
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