Try Yoga for Balance

September 15, 2011 at 4:09 pm Leave a comment

September is National Yoga Month, a national observance designated by the Department of Health & Human Services designed to build awareness of yoga’s proven health benefits and provide people with actionable guidance and tools to enhance their own well-being.

What is Yoga?

Yoga, a Sanskrit word that means “union” or to “unite the mind, body and spirit,” is about creating balance in the body by developing strength and flexibility through the practice of physical postures or poses. However, yoga isn’t just a physical exercise program. It is a scientific system designed to create greater clarity and harmony in your life.

A person who practices yoga goes through a series of specific poses while controlling his or her breathing. Some types of yoga also involve meditation and chanting. Through regular practice you will likely notice you are stronger, slimmer and more flexible. People also find they are more patient, mentally sharper, more relaxed and better able to handle stressful situations.

Yoga has been proven to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, provide pain relief, increase flexibility and strength, aid in weight loss, improve circulation and cardiovascular conditioning, and help practitioners focus on the present and achieve inner peace.

As part of National Yoga Month, you can give yoga a try through the One Week Free Yoga Program being offered at studios across the country. For information visit,

Entry filed under: Alternative, Stress.

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