The Benefits of Yoga
Yoga provides many benefits including;
Encourages relationship and understanding between the mind and body.
Improves body coordination and therefore efficiency in the way we move and think.
Increases strength, flexibility and stamina, allowing for greater physical and mental performance and a reduction of physical injuries and mental fatigue.
Develops mindfulness, improves concentration and enables students to sit and study more efficiently for longer periods of time.
Improves the ability to listen and cope with feelings.
Enhances student receptivity to teaching and learning.
Promotes improved attention, understanding and memory.
Improves self confidence and awareness.
Calms the nerves, Improves self discipline and patience by grounding in the present moment.
Helps us to prioritise.
Enables the student to reclaim energy invested in negative patterns of thinking and behaviour.
Develops sensitivity to feelings and emotions of both self and others.
Repetition of yoga sequences and breathing patterns provide a secure boundary that expands as our inner awareness develops, helping us to perceive a greater awareness of our surroundings.
Promotes self respect and improves family and social awareness.
Enhances the individual's understanding of their unique role within our society and promotes them to find the strength within to channel their energy accordingly.
Provides the tools for overcoming obstacles, learning to adapt with change and accepting and working with weakness or difficulty.
Improves the individual's ability to minimize and deal with stress, loss and failure and helps them to see that success is not always immediate yet always fulfilling.
Improves the individual's ability to communicate, complete tasks and multi task.
Promotes inward reflection and self guidance.
Provides the tools for learning to breathe correctly and relax effectively.
Balances left and right cerebral hemispheres which promotes a harmony between the logical-rational and the creative-intuitive.
Helps regulate the nervous, endocrinal, respiratory and digestive systems.
Boosts the immune system, thereby reducing the risk to disease, viruses, common colds, etc.
Matt Gluck 2007
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