" Yoga is not about touching your toes. It's what you learn on the way down. " - Jigar Gor
Devout yogis usually do not talk about weight loss as a driving force of yoga. However, according to @medicaldaily, “consistent yoga practice does help you shed some of your weight. In fact, when it comes to weight loss, styles such as Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga are popular for their more dynamic and physically vigorous flows. They not only challenge your heart rate, but also improve your strength, balance, coordination and flexibility, leaving you sweating on your mat.” Click this post to learn more!
According to @beingpatientalzheimers, “we see increases in the volume of the hippocampus with yoga practice, noting this particular region of the brain is associated with memory and is first affected in dementia and Alzheimer’s research. As a person ages, the hippocampus and amygdala tend to shrink. If yoga keeps those regions larger, it may protect against cognitive impairment later on.” Grow your hippocampus! Click this post and schedule a class today!
As the BLY community knows, yoga can help alleviate and manage many conditions and illnesses. Being that today is #WorldCancerDay, we thought we would remind you of the benefits that yoga can bring when one is diagnosed with cancer. According to @OncologyNurseAdvisor, “Patients with cancer that practice yoga regularly find their quality of life and the complications of their emotional and physical states have drastically improved. Click this post to read more.
Since February is American Heart Month, we would like to bring attention to these 5 Heart Health Benefits of Yoga per an article from @everydayhealth: 🧡Promotes Physical Activity 🧡Helps Manage Stress 🧡May Lower Blood Pressure 🧡May Sooth Irregular Heart Beat 🧡Promotes a Sense of Community Come take a class and see the benefits for yourself!
De-Stress with Yoga! 😌 According to an article from @iamwellandgood, 8 weeks is all you need to notice a mental shift. “While the use of yoga for stress relief is notable, it’s certainly not the only brain benefit. ‘The practice of yoga helps improve emotional regulation to reduce stress, anxiety and depression,’ says Dr. Gothe. ‘And that seems to improve brain functioning.’” 🧡Start de-stressing NOW! Click the link in bio to register for a class today!
Yoga promotes physical health in multiple different ways. Some of them derive from better stress management. Others come more directly from the physical movements and postures in yoga, which help promote flexibility and reduce joint pain. Following are some of the physical benefits that yoga can help with: -Back Pain -Arthritis -Migraines -Osteoporosis -Balance and mobility issues -Multiple Sclerosis -Inflammatory Bowel Disease -Fibromyalgia -ADHD
A new brain scan study may be just the incentive you need to put yoga at the top of your New Years' to-do list.🧠⚡️ The review of 11 published studies found a link between yoga's movements, meditation and breathing practices and an increase in the size of key brain areas. Those areas are involved in thinking clearly, decision-making, memory and regulating emotions. (Via @usnews) So give YOUR brain a boost and sign up for a class (we suggest Memory Maintenance) today!
January is Thyroid Awareness Month! And you better believe that yoga helps with thyroid conditions. A study found 6 months of yoga helped to improve cholesterol levels & levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). Reducing the need for thyroid replacement therapy in women suffering from hypothyroidism. Read more about yoga’s benefits for thyroid disorders at:
Neurological disorders like MS, epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s impact millions. Yoga & other mind-body therapies are unique in that they combine breathing exercises with movement & meditation. Emerging research finds that these practices may impact brain structures & neural networks, as well as the autonomic nervous system, which projects throughout the body. This integration of brain & body systems may be particularly beneficial for those coping with neurological disorders.
It’s the first day of winter folks! Here’s 8 reasons why Winter is a GREAT time for yoga... 1. Can help you beat the winter blahs 2. Stretches out tight muscles to keep you balanced 3. Can help relieve arthritis symptoms 4. Can boost your circulation 5. Boosts your immune system 6. Soothes asthma symptoms 7. Can help you avoid winter weight gain 8. Provides a much-needed break So no excuses this winter! Schedule a class today!
Living with a chronic illness such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is associated with a certain amount of stress. IBD has also been associated with anxiety disorders and depression. For these reasons, yoga has been studied as a potential complementary treatment for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Read more about how regular participation in yoga may help improve quality of life for people with IBD in this article from @verywell
Keep those faces familiar at the dinner table this year! Join us for our Memory Maintenance Class where we will practice a set of poses recommended for improving memory as well as several types of pranayama (breath exercises) and meditation will be introduced. 🧠⚡️ Through extensive use of props, this class is accessible to everyone and everybody. Click the link below to schedule your class today! #betterlivingyoga #40isthenew30
For #InternationalMensDay, we’re celebrating the men of yoga! 🧘♂️ A lot of men have realized the benefits yoga can bring physically, mentally and spiritually. Enhanced strength? Injury prevention? Better sexual performance? Who knew "stretching and breathing" could do all this for you?! Thinking about starting or continuing with a yoga practice? Here are 9 awesome and practical reasons men should do more yoga:
Although there is significant scientific evidence of the positive effects Yoga has on PTSD, “...proof of yoga’s significant impact on reducing PTSD symptoms is made real by every veteran who completes a yoga course. Veterans telling us that they leave class in less pain than when they arrived; that they leave class with less stress than when they arrived. And that they are finding meaning and purpose and a life worth living.”
What better way to spend #WorldMentalHealthDay than with Yoga! Check out these 5 ways Yoga can help with Mental Health: 1.Yoga Activates the Parasympathetic Nervous System 2. Yoga Builds a Healthy Sense of Identity 3. Yoga Improves Your Other Relationships 4. Yoga Enables You to See Your Weaknesses 5. Take The Time to Slow Down Read more details on these 5 points in the article here:
“Yoga may help put the brakes on the body's stress response by activating the parasympathetic nervous system, or the "rest and digest" system, through deep breathing and relaxation…The benefits also extend to people with heart disease. Among people with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, in which symptoms come and go, doing 12 weeks of yoga combined with deep breathing resulted in a lower heart rate, lower blood pressure and higher mental health scores.” According to The American Heart Association.