Health Benefits of Yoga

While workout trends come and go, yoga has been around for 5,000 years, standing the test of time. The act of strengthening and stretching your muscles has been touted as a top workout because it does more than burn calories and tone muscles. It requires a total mind-body connection and works the mind just as hard as the body.

At Bardisa Medical Center, we encourage our clients to live a healthy, balanced life through holistic and conventional medicine, in order to Live Young Longer. Yoga fits well into this mentality as it is a great tool for improving health, healing aches and pains, and keeping sickness at bay. Here are some physical and mental benefits of yoga that might encourage you to incorporate the practice into your routine.

Physical Benefits of Yoga

While there are over 100 types of yoga, each type offers their own health benefits to your body.  The great thing about yoga is that it is open to all generations and fitness levels, so almost everybody can reap the benefits of yoga.

Yoga focuses on the individual’s core, while each of the yoga poses is built to reinforce the muscles around the spine. This helps to improve posture, alleviating back, shoulder, and neck pain. Other physical health benefits of yoga include:

  • Increased flexibility
  • Weight loss
  • Cardio and circulatory health
  • Protection from injury and improved athletic performance
  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism
  • Improved respiration, energy, and vitality

Mental Benefits of Yoga

Aside from the physical benefits, one of the best benefits of yoga is that it eases the mind and helps individuals manage stress.

Stress is known to have devastating effects on the body and mind. It can creep into your muscles and tighten up the body, leading to back or neck pain, hip problems, sleeping issues, headaches or even alcohol or drug abuse.

Yoga is a great way to cope with stress by creating a sense of ease in both active and passive poses. Additionally, yoga has been shown to cultivate mindfulness, as individuals are encouraged to shift their awareness to the senses, thoughts and emotions that accompany a given pose or exercise. Practicing yoga has been shown to increase mindfulness not just in class, but in other areas of an individual’s life.

Live Young Longer with the Help of Bardisa Medical Center

If you are looking to live a healthier lifestyle, yoga is a great place to start. In addition, Dr. Roselind Bardisa and the team at Bardisa Medical Center in Miami, Florida, can help you with proactive treatment against the signs of aging, illness, and disease. Our personalized treatment plans focus on weight loss, anti-aging hormone therapy, detoxification, and healthy lifestyle habits. With our assistance, you’ll be on the road to success, Living Young Longer.

Contact us today at 205-661-2002 or fill out our online form to learn more about our holistic wellness programs.