Why do we need to stretch and move in a variety of ways?
Gil Hedley explains the science of it, in a fun way.
The effects of a consistent yoga practice are profound and can have long lasting changes to your body, mind and in your life. The effects of yoga are not just limited to stretching and strengthening the muscles or fascia, but yoga postures can also:
calm the mind and nervous system
help you understand and discover this body your have been gifted
increase oxygen throughout the body and brain
replenish the energy in the body
strengthen the lungs
tone and rejuvenate the endocrine glands
massage and tone the organs, creating a detoxifying effect
help to harmonize the hormones
improves digestion through toning of the colon.
keep the spine supple and the joints lubricated
realign the posture
relieve pain and discomfort within the body
for women it can help to regulate and ease the menstrual cycle