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The benefits of yoga

WHAT OUR STUDENTS HAVE GAINED FROM YOGA AT INDIE YOGA:

“well I have only been doing this for 6 months, so I am possibly only at the “tip of the iceberg” for any benefits. But what I do know is that whilst I have not lost any weight, I have definitely felt that my body is toning and I am really sorry that I did not measure myself in the beginning! Centremetres lost….most definitely. I am also gaining strength in my arms that I never had before so when I break a 100 on my golf score I am also going to attribute this to yoga….YAY, and u are going to hear all about it!!!” Jane Stroebel

“Its so much more than I expected, knowing the technique of yoga has made it so much more than I first experienced”

“Yoga, and the community, have been a real support for me”

“I miss it when I am gone”

“I used to spend 3 x 1 hour sessions per day in traction to relieve neck pain, and since starting yoga I don’t get into traction at all!”

BENEFITS OF YOGA

  • Fascilitates a physical, mental and emotional detox, eliminating toxins one can experience life without a lot of the hassles.
  • it works on all the systems of the body like respiratory – increasing your lung capacity; improving circulation ; and through ashtanga yoga – very strongly working on your central nervous system – decreasing stress held within the body, nervous tension and anxiety.
  • Yoga is cardio-vascular due to the nature of many of the movements and has made me personally quite fit as a result.
  • Great for cross-training because of the flexibility it gives to athletes of any kind – but is a strong workout ensuring that athletes (rock climbers, cyclists) don’t lose their strength in the process.
  • Facilitates focus and concentration, increases productivity
  • Through focus one is able to meditate or find silent moments, which brings peace to mind.
  • Enhances sleep and aids against insomnia
  • Increases energy available and vitality in the body
  • Aids with balance, helps with depression caused when your system is out of balance
  • You will lose weight and increase muscle tone but as with all yoga styles, depending on how regularly you do yoga.
  • Its slows down the ageing process as more oxygen moves into the cells (including those of the skin) making them more vibrant and elastic.
  • Yoga strengthens the bones through weight-bearing postures and prevents future bone generative diseases
  • Cleanses the blood through strong breathing, which also increases your lung capacity, and more oxygen in your body is a strong healthy body.
  • Massages the glandular system which aids metabolism and calcium absorption into the body.Each posture has its specific benefit, targeting a specific organ, system or muscle group etc.The list of Benefits is LONG! Here are just a few benefits from just the Standing Poses which are a small portion of the encyclopaedia of yoga poses:
  • Reducing accumulation of fats around the waist and abdomen
  • Curing stomach ailments including constipation
  • Elimination of flatulence
  • Toning of the liver and spleen
  • Strengthening the back, hips and legs
  • Realigning the skeletal system
  • Strengthening the spinal cord
  • Correction of digestion and respiratory problemsBenefits of seated poses:Benefits of seated poses:
  • Dissolving fat
  • Strengthening digestive organs and increasing digestive fire
  • Strengthening the heart and spinal column
  • Curing constipation, indigestion
  • Eliminating water retention
  • Helping sciatica and balancing diabetes
  • Easing menstrual cramps over time
  • Strengthening the womb
  • Strengthening and cleansing the kidneys