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Benefits of practicing yoga

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Tiana Mick

Tiana Mick

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Yoga is an awesome exercise that is not only enjoyable and relaxing, but there are also many benefits of practicing this ancient art. Yoga is extremely good for your body; there are numerous physical benefits. Some of them being increased flexibility, increased muscle strength and tone, as well as improved respiration, energy, and vitality.

Evan Cobb
My sister practicing yoga in Utah next to a gorgeous waterfall

Yoga has also been incorporated into practices for many sports teams because of the physical benefits like improved athletic performance and protection from injury. Luke Spanier on the hockey team states, “Yes, I definitely noticed a difference. It decreases the chance of injury while it also increases the range of motion. Yoga also just feels great and loosens everything up.”

Yoga in the mountains in Utah

Trevor Dummer on the hockey team also shares his positive experience with yoga. “It definitely helped prevent injuries like any muscle strains, and also decreased the recovery time.”

Aside from the many physical benefits, there are many mental benefits as well. One of the best benefits of yoga is how it helps a person manage stress, which is known to have disastrous effects on the human body and mind. Yoga is said to be very effective in the development of coping skills and also embracing a more positive outlook on life.

Jane Mick
Yoga next to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransisco.

Yoga is also very welcoming to all new members with the many different kinds of yoga practices, as well as modifications for every yoga pose and beginner classes in every style. Yoga is a great way to explore your limits and get in touch with your mind and body.

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