Ancient yoga masters considered good health to be an integrated state of physical, mental, and social well-being. Because it is a profound tool to restore balance to the whole person, yoga affords many benefits in areas such as:
¢ Cardio, respiratory, and circulatory health.
¢ Stress reduction. Reducing stress is one of the paramount health concerns in people’s lives today.
¢ Mental relaxation. In order to completely relax the body, one must first learn to relax the mind.
¢ Pain relief.
¢ Flexibility and toning. There is no other exercise that tones and maintains flexibility as well as yoga does.
Body position and movement awareness.
¢ Interdependent functioning of the mind and body. Yoga is an exacting exercise that engages both the body and mind.
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the single largest killer of American males and females. In 1995, coronary heart disease caused 481,287 deaths in the United States.
Source: American Heart Association
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