September is the official National Yoga Month (a national observance designated by the Department of Health & Human Services) designed to educate about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle.
If you haven’t already discovered all of the wonderful health benefits yoga can offer, now is the perfect time to start. Through deep breathing, movement, meditation, and relaxation, yoga aims to improve physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Yoga has continually proven beneficial in treating numerous health conditions and chronic diseases, not limited to asthma, ADHD, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, MS and osteoporosis. Numerous studies have shown yoga to be effective in reducing body weight, blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Yoga has also been shown to decrease depression, anxiety and stress while increasing feelings of well-being and optimism. Physically, regular yoga practice can improve muscle strength, endurance and flexibility while also alleviating chronic pain.