At NUyoga, we believe that yoga has something for everyone, but some may feel like it isn’t for them. Yoga offers a number of physical, mental and emotional benefits when done on a regular basis. If you’re on the fence about what yoga can do for you, here’s what you need to know.
The Physical Benefits of Yoga
A majority of people spend their entire working day sitting at a desk – five days a week, for hours and years at a time. This can wreak havoc on your posture and lead to a lot of physical aches and pains including tight hip flexors and back pain. Yoga is a great way to correct your posture, as it helps to strengthen the muscles around the spine, which improves the core and helps you stay upright. You can also build strength in your glutes, quads, hamstrings and calves; improve your flexibility; and increase your physical stamina.
The Mental and Emotional Benefits of Yoga
Our day-to-day lives can get pretty hectic, often leaving us feeling anxious and overwhelmed. The American Psychological Association considers yoga an important psychotherapy tool due to its many mental health benefits. The meditative state of most yoga classes is a great way to relieve stress, as well as lower blood pressure and a high heart rate.
The Overall Benefits of Yoga
You’re no good to anyone else if you don’t take care of yourself. Between our work, relationships and other commitments, it can be hard to find the time for self-love. The time that you spend in class is your opportunity to disconnect from the world and do something that’s just for you. Along the way, you will develop greater physical and emotional awareness that can help you in all areas of your life
NUyoga offers a wide range of classes that can help you achieve any of your personal wellness goals. With our affordable prices, anyone can start their practice and work towards greater health and personal wellbeing. Contact us for more information about how yoga can help you specifically.