For thousands of years, yoga continues to provide countless benefits to the body, mind, emotions, and spirit.

Some physical benefits include:

  • Increased flexibility, muscle strength and tone
  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality
  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism and weight reduction
  • Cardio and circulatory health
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Protection from injury

A few mental and emotional benefits are:

  • Increases mental clarity and improves concentration and focus
  • Improves self-discipline and increases willpower
  • Expands imagination and creativity (especially in children)
  • Improves symptoms of certain neuropsychiatric disorders (including schizophrenia and ADHD)
  • Reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Reduces symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Fosters a healthier body-image
  • Increases experience of positive emotions (joy, peace)
  • Improves relationships with others

And finally, the spiritual benefits include:

  • Stimulates the energy centers of the body
  • Increases ability to manifest positive experiences in daily life
  • Discovery or connection with one’s sense of purpose or meaning in life
  • Leads to a greater sense of connectedness to others and the world
  • Fosters a greater sense of appreciation of each experience for what it is
  • Leads to a sense of fulfillment

Would you like to take your yoga practice deeper? Contact Stephanie to organise private or semi-private sessions to learn and practice basic asana, pranayama, relaxation, and meditation techniques that will benefit you ON and OFF the mat.