4 Surprising Benefits of Yoga

We learned via the Huffington Post that yoga can do more than help with your flexibility and stress issues. Check out these 4 surprising benefits of yoga! 

1. Boost Immunity

The article stated that a recent Norwegian study found that yoga "results in changes in gene expression that boost immunity at a cellular level." Yoga also "helps to boost immunity by simply increasing overall health". 

2. Ease Migraines

The article stated that people who suffered from migraines have fewer and less painful migraines after practicing 3 months of yoga. They stated that "Hunching over a computer or cell phone with your shoulders up and head forward causes overlifting of your trapezius and tightening of the neck". Therefore, practicing yoga helps you stretch out and ease your mind at the same time! 

3. Sleep Better

The article stated that, "Researchers from Harvard found that eight weeks of daily yoga significantly improved sleep quality for people with insomnia." They found that is could be tied to yoga's ability to help people deal with dress. By breathing and slowing down, you are going to gradually see yourself sleeping better. 

5. Fight Food Cravings

he article found that, "Researchers from the University of Washington found that regular yoga practice is associated with mindful eating, an awareness of physical and emotional sensations associated with eating. By raising your awareness to your mind and body, yoga's breathing exercise can help you slow down and make healthier eating choices. 

Interested in learning how yoga can you help eat, sleep and feel better? Drop in to our weekly yoga class! In this relaxing and transformative 60 minutes class, our yoga instruactor Yana will take you through proper breathing techniques and flow movement sequence that will increase awareness, strength, balance and flexibility of mind, body and spirit. This is a beginner-friendly class. Even if you are not a yoga newbie, you can still create a practice that is suitably challenging for yourself.

Learn more about our yoga class here.