It may have been recommended to you that you try therapeutic yoga, or you may have heard about it from friends and family. Therapeutic yoga has a lot of benefits for people suffering from chronic pain and other conditions, including easing muscle tension, improving circulation, and increasing flexibility and balance, but there are some other surprising health benefits of therapeutic yoga in which you might not be aware.
Moving your body, no matter how slowly or deliberately, increases your metabolism and gives you a lot of energy. Even though yoga is not cardio, it does improve circulation and metabolism, so that you have more energy that can last throughout the day. Do your therapeutic yoga early in the day to get the most benefit.
Improved Concentration and Memory
Because therapeutic yoga isn’t just about moving your body, it is also about calming your mind. Therapeutic yoga uses deliberate movements, but it is also about using breathing techniques to relax you and calm your mind. This means that after a session of therapeutic yoga, you could find that you have better concentration and short-term memory.
Therapeutic yoga is a great stress reliever. Increased stress in your life or on your body can lead to increased cortisol, which can, in turn, lead to weight gain and health problems. You can greatly reduce your stress by engaging in therapeutic yoga whenever you are starting to feel the stress in your life affecting your health.
If you are interested in trying therapeutic yoga for your chronic pain or arthritis, we have sessions available in our office. Contact us today for more information or to get a schedule of classes.