Yoga helps build strong muscles and bones.
Yoga helps to lengthen muscles increasing mobility of the joints.
Yoga develops an understanding of body mechanics encouraging healthy movement patterns and ideal postural alignment.
ABILITY TO RELAX
Yoga helps to develop the skill of complete relaxation.
Yoga helps to draw attention to the breath as a reflection of state of mind and as a tool to aid relaxation and focus.
STABILITY AND BALANCE
Yoga provides physical experiences that ask the body to continually re-establish balance helping to develop coordination and prevent injury.
Yoga revitalizes those with low energy and harnesses hyperactivity.
Yoga allows people to experience a sense of space around their concerns and provides techniques for redirecting thoughts and calming the nervous system.
Yoga teaches us to make choices that respect ourselves and others.
Yoga helps to develop one’s ability to focus through practical disciplines of breath and body work.
HEALTHY BODY IMAGE
Yoga provides a strengthened internal perspective – it helps self image develop free from media and other cultural influences.
Yoga cultivates gratitude for what the body can do; enabling teens to let go of the tendency to be critical of themselves and judgmental of others.
Yoga provides a healthy and fun way to experiment and take risks.
Yoga opens us to our greater qualities of kindness compassion and nonviolence.
Yoga cultivates interconnectedness between ourselves and others and the natural world around us.
Yoga heightens awareness and cultivates emotional connection whilst combating both numbness and drama.
Yoga encourages self trust by valuing ones’ internal voice.
Adapted from http://yogaminded.com
~ BKS Iyengar ~
~ BKS Iyengar ~