Stay Healthy With Yoga

17 Feb

yoga[1]When it comes to exercise, I guess I’m a fairly traditional, “strength training and cardio” kind of guy.  I must admit, however, that I have been thinking more and more about trying Yoga.

According to research, yoga can benefit flexibility, strength, posture, and breathing.  Yoga has also been associated with decreasing stress, improving concentration and mood, lowering blood pressure, boosting energy levels, and even positively affecting learning and memory.

Now, it seems, yoga can even improve overall health and wellness.

In separate studies, scientists from Japan and India say that you can strengthen your immune system by practicing yoga.

The Japanese study found that, after a 90-minute yoga session, people had a higher concentration of a peptide that attacks microbes and lower cortisol (stress hormone) production.

The Indian study reported that even 35 minutes of daily yoga can reduce elevations in cortisol.

Strike a pose!


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