Yoga Therapy Benefits You Can’t Ignore

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported decades back how an eight-week yoga program can impact positively for people with carpal tunnel syndrome. This international recognition of the promising results got a lot of publicity, sparking interest among not just the general public but in the health care professionals as well.

Yoga’s potential as a therapeutic modality has always been a thing of wonder. But it would be wrong to think anyone can walk into the yoga class with whatever medical malady and be healed.

Yoga therapy is generally conducted in one-on-one sessions or in small groups. Often, for a yoga session, participant (s) can have an appointment with a physical therapist or rehabilitation specialist. The sole purpose of this therapy or sessions is to concentrate on the healing modality with a thorough understanding of the movement to deep, rhythmic breathing. Another difference is the emphasis on relaxation.

Why do you want to be a yoga student?

There can be plenty of reasons why anyone would like to take up a yoga class or seek out private yoga instruction. But before you join, be clear of your intentions why you are seeking out yoga instruction, yoga education, or yoga therapy. Simply said, yoga provides the tools for a process of self-investigation and self-development which eventually guides practitioners toward self-realization. Although the common conception about this is nothing more than a system of exercise, it is important for practitioners to understand that the right kind of practice starts with the venue with a like-minded community. Aspects such as pranayama or meditation empowers when done in the correct and appropriate way.

Understanding the benefits of Yoga can even bring the laziest out of their comfort zone and join the trend. What initially originated in India has sprouted globally and is accepted with grace all across.

Improves flexibility: There is a gradual loosening of the tight hamstrings, connective tissues like fascia and ligaments, and result in a better posture.

Builds muscle strength: Not just for looking good, it protect from arthritis and back pain, and help prevent falls in elderly people.

Betters your bone health: Postures like Downward- and Upward-Facing Dog strengthen the arm bones keeping off osteoporosis.

Increases blood flow and boosts immunity: When you contract and stretch muscles, the body increase the drainage of lymph. This also helps to boosts levels of hemoglobin and red blood cells, and eventually reducing scopes for heart attacks.

Other benefits from Yoga therapy includes but not limited to:

  • Drops the blood pressure
  • Regulates the adrenal glands
  • Lowers blood sugar
  • Relaxes your system
  • Maintains the nervous system
  • Releases tension in limbs

To find out more about this, join Namastday Yoga today! Visit or dial (310) 923-9922 to know more.

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