The Benefits of Yoga and Gentle Stretch

You probably hear it a lot - maybe from a friend, a family member; or maybe a news story or even from your Doctor - they proclaim that their lives have been changed for the better since they started doing yoga! You even admit to yourself that you have seen a change in them, they seem to feel better and are more confident and talk about their wonderful yoga teacher. You secretly wonder if a yoga practice could help you in your life.

A regular yoga practice can offer mental and physical health benefits, like improved flexibility, are clearly evident, while others, including mental clarity, improved balance, confidence and stress reduction, may be slightly subtler but are just as powerful.

Yoga’s physical health benefits:

  • Improves flexibility, strength, muscle form, and toning

  • Reduces pain in joints, back, arthritis, migraines, and muscle soreness