There are numerous health benefits gained through the regular practice of yoga and the ethos is about increasing your well-being, improving flexibility and finding inner harmony. If this sounds appealing, it’s worth noting that it takes very little time for the benefits to be experienced even if you are a complete beginner and not as supple as you would like to be. In the first instance, it is best to seek guidance from a qualified yoga teacher – as an example, try yoga classes in Dublin at the prestigious Icon Health Club where there is greater attention to detail with smaller classes. This way, you’ll learn each posture and understand correct alignment.

Yoga improves flexibility and gradually loosens up those tense or shortened muscles in your body. Initially, you may find some postures too difficult but it is important to never strain. Gradually, you’ll find little aches and pains start to dissipate, tight hamstrings relax and your spine will lengthen. You will find that your general movement will be easier and some hard to reach postures will become more natural.

But yoga is not just about the stretch: it increases muscle strength along with flexibility so they are balanced. Yoga can strip away the years adding a sense of youthfulness to life because of an inflexible spine ages an individual, and yoga, with its gentle stretches, eases stiffness and promotes healthy movement. Soon you will start to notice the difference.

Yoga helps to improve the health of your bones as you start to practice some of the weight-bearing exercises and this can help to combat the potential risk of osteoporosis later in life. Because it also lowers cortisol, a stress hormone, this can help to keep calcium in your bones too and regular practice will increase the amount of oxygen flowing through your body so each cell has optimized health. When practicing inverted postures, venous blood begins to flow back to the heart and then to the lungs for re-oxygenation. Your immune system improves dramatically and even your adrenal glands, impacted from too much stress, will regulate. You’ll also have lower blood pressure.

These are just some of the many incredible benefits which can be gained through taking a yoga class. If you learn the postures sufficiently while in the class and continue to practice at home, you’ll gain a great many more benefits. Yoga will become a way of life.

Why not try our yoga classes in Dublin 2 at 1escape health club.

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