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Benefit of Yoga...Aids in controlling stress and anxiety

Benefit of Yoga_ Aids in controlling stress and anxiety. Yoga is considered an excellent physical, mental, and spiritual discipline which aids in controlling stress and anxiety.

Yoga is considered an excellent physical, mental, and spiritual discipline which aids in controlling stress and anxiety. Yoga is a combination of physical movements (Asanas) with gentle and deep breathing exercises (Pranayama) that help in lowering muscle tension and serve to relax the nervous system thereby relieving anxiety.

Due to the strong mind-body connection of yoga, there are many emotional benefits to be gained from a consistent yoga practice. A few I would like to mention are…. 

•Mood improvement  

•Self-acceptance           

•Improved concentration

•Reduction in anxiety

•Positive outlook on life

•Calmness 

 You will find your overall well-being improves with the practice of yoga.  Concentrating your energy on your practice and allowing your physical, mental, and emotional body to be fully present will reduce the emphasis you may have been putting on the stresses in your life. Slowly, you will begin to feel a shift in your level of awareness moving in the direction of creating the life you want to live.  See you on the mat …

If you would like to learn more about yoga, please feel free to join us Wednesdays at 6:00pm* and Thursdays at 9:30am* at Jacobs Well in Evergreen Park.

*Please arrive 15 minutes early to register.

Joan Zigulich is a Certified Hatha, Children and Family Yoga Instructor.  My mission is to introduce the wonderful benefits of yoga allowing the student to practice both on and off the mat. I teach classes at Jacobs Well in Evergreen Park. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss how to incorporate the practice of yoga into your life, yogapathway@yahoo.com   or "LIKE" Yoga Pathway on Facebook www.facebook.com/YogaPathway

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