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Top 5 Ways Taking a Yoga Class Can Benefit Your Health July 24, 2017

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Top 5 Ways Taking a Yoga Class Can Benefit Your Health , Manhattan, New York

Yoga is an ancient practice that dates back thousands of years. It implements a wide variety of stretches, poses, and breathing techniques, which have transformed the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds. If you’re considering taking a yoga class, you’ll soon discover some are designed to be relaxing and meditative, while others are much more active.

Regardless of the type you choose, yoga offers a multitude of health benefits. At J Train, residents of New York, NY, can participate in a variety of fun and effective fitness classes taught by experienced, motivating instructors. Here, they explain five ways yoga can positively impact your health.

5 Health Benefits of Yoga Classes

1. Relieves Stress

Feeling stressed from time to time is a fact of modern life, but too much anxiety can wreak havoc on the body. Yoga is a great stress reliever, as it has a calming effect on the mind and allows the body to relax. It can also release the negative emotions that lead to stress.

2. Builds Muscle Strength

When done consistently, yoga can build muscle strength while increasing flexibility. That’s because several of the poses require participants to support their own body weight. Yoga stretches are especially helpful for muscle groups that don’t respond well to traditional weightlifting.

3. Improves Heart Health

yoga classYoga classes can be instrumental in improving heart health. Certain poses will increase your blood flow and heart rate, and lower your blood pressure and blood sugar. In turn, this reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

4. Promotes Better Sleep

Getting sufficient sleep is essential to maintaining a healthy body. Some forms of yoga promote better sleep patterns by unwinding the nervous system, alleviating tension, and putting the mind at ease. This also results in a better quality of sleep, even for those who suffer from insomnia.

5. Boosts Immune System

As yoga decreases stress levels, it also boosts the immune system. Each exercise conditions the lungs and respiratory tract, stimulates the removal of toxins from the lymphatic system, and encourages the circulation of oxygenated blood to different organs.

Whatever your reasons for taking yoga classes, you can rest assured your body and mind will benefit significantly. Contact J Train at (212) 255-2570, or visit them online for more information on their engaging fitness classes.


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