"If not now, when?" - The Talmud

Yoga means union. It is a discipline aimed at achieving a state of spiritual insight and tranquility. In the West, the term is most commonly understood as the physical exercises that are practiced as part of this discipline. On a deeper level, one of the yogic observances is constantly living with a flowing awareness of, and surrender to, the Divine Presence.

The yoga pages on our web site were designed to open a door to new insights and explorations, using simple language and descriptions. On this page we share with you the benefits of yoga. We also invite you to experience yoga in person, click here for details. Enjoy reading.

The Benefits of Yoga

Yoga affects the brain, glands, spine and internal organs, the determining factors of a long and healthy life. This is accomplished through the application of asana, pranayama, and meditation, or stilling of the mind. A regular practice produces a healthy strong body with increased immunity against disease, thanks to exercises that pump circulation through the lymph nodes. Most of the physical postures we work with stretch and balance the spine, regulating the flow of cerebrospinal fluid through the spinal cord and brain.

How can yoga help me?
Yoga has been used for disorders such as:
Acid Stomach
Addictions
Asthma
Backache
Bronchitis
Cancer
Cold
Constipation
Depression
Headache
Heart Disorders
High Blood Pressure
Indigestion
Insomnia
Menstrual disorders
Migraines
Obesity
Premenstrual Tension
Prostate troubles
Rheumatism
Sciatica
Sexual debility
Skin diseases
Stress And Tension
Wrinkles

Myriad studies have found that a regular yoga practice can Help people to control a wide range of body functions, including:
Blood pressure
Body temperature
Brain waves (as measured by EEG)
Brain and blood chemicals
Heart rate
Metabolic rate
Respiratory function and Breath rate
Skin resistance
Weight Reduction
Overall Stamina

Studies show that people who practice yoga have:
Reduced anxiety
Increased resistant to stress
Lower blood pressure
More efficient heart function
Better respiratory function and increased lung capacity
Improved physical fitness, body composition and overall stamina

But what do the experts say?
For a scientific look at some of these studies on benefits of yoga reviewed by the staff at Harvard Medical School, click here. Or click here for another study.

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