Yoga was once considered the “exercise” of new-agers, young people, and active moms, but yoga therapy is actually very beneficial to your mind, spirit, and body. Therapeutic yoga can be used to treat a number of conditions, both psychological and physiological. Here are some of the key benefits of therapeutic yoga.
Improved Mental Health
Studies have shown that therapeutic yoga can greatly improve symptoms in people with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and even schizophrenia. However, even if you do not have one of these conditions, yoga will still improve your mental health. It can greatly reduce stress, which can improve many health conditions as well.
Improved Mobility and Flexibility
Therapeutic yoga can help people with back problems, joint issues, chronic fatigue syndrome, and those with fibromyalgia. All of these conditions can limit your mobility and decrease flexibility, making the chance of a debilitating accident more likely. Yoga stretches are often incorporated into physical therapy for this reason.
Improved Physical Health
It has been proven that yoga can improve some medical conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease. Other conditions improved with yoga practice include asthma, multiple sclerosis, and side effects of chemotherapy. In general, yoga can improve your basic bodily functions.
If you are ready to try therapeutic yoga, we have our own studio with instructors ready and able to work with people of all levels. Even if you are a beginner, yoga can benefit you in a number of ways. Contact us today for more information or to get the schedule of yoga classes.
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