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The Healing Power of Yoga

Yoga is an ancient practice passed down for thousands of years. The word "Yoga" itself means, 'union' and therefore, it helps the mind, body, and soul to work together as one.


Yoga is a great way to improve your overall balance, strengthen muscles and prevent injuries. The calming effect of Yoga also helps with mental health struggles like stress and anxiety. 

Below are some incredible health benefits of Yoga for the body and mind.


Benefits of Yoga for the Body

If your emphasis is on building endurance, body awareness, balance, core strength, and flexibility, a regular yoga practice can be greatly beneficial.

Here are some physical benefits:

  • Improves respiration.
  • Increases metabolism.  
  • Increases muscle flexibility. 
  • Increases mobility around joints. 
  • It helps you gain lean muscle mass. 
  • Relieves chronic joint and muscle pain.
  • Reduces the risk of heart health problems like high blood pressure or cardiomyopathy. 


Benefits of Yoga for Mind and Soul

Yoga is a great way to unwind, clear your thoughts, and feel more connected. Incorporating movement with meditation offers another set of vital health benefits.

Here are some mental benefits:

  • Yoga breath work helps the brain's nerve cell activation.
  • Help you establish mindfulness which relieves chronic stress patterns.
  • Reduces insomnia issues due to negative thoughts, anxiety, and stress.  
  • Help you sharpen concentration by calming negative thought processes.


Rember that consistency is key. Regular practice will help you experience these benefits to the fullest extent.

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Christina DeFranco

Founder of Rooted Tree Wellness Studio