Did you know that children, teenagers and adults of all ages can benefit from yoga?
According to the American Osteopathic Association, physical benefits include:
- Increased flexibility
- Increased muscle strength and tone
- Improved respiration, energy and vitality
- Maintaining a balanced metabolism
- Weight reduction
- Cardio and circulatory health
- Improved athletic performance
- Protection from injury
But, yoga doesn’t just focus on physical attributes. The mental benefits are just as important.
Practicing yoga helps a person manage stress, which can have negative effects on the body and mind. Board-certified Osteopathic Family Physician and certified Kundalini Yoga instructor in Hollywood explained that yoga can be “very effective in developing coping skills and reaching a more positive outlook on life.”
For more information on the benefits of yoga, visit https://osteopathic.org/what-is-osteopathic-medicine/benefits-of-yoga.