The benefits of doing yoga have been enjoyed by people all over the world. What started thousands of years ago in ancient India, now has grown to become a recognized activity for health and well-being. Most yoga classes usually include some form of breathing technique and possibly a meditation technique.  Our classes, at Melrose Recovery Center, are designed to help you with relaxation, flexibility, strength, and balance.

A number of studies have shown that yoga can help reduce stress and anxiety. There is also a connection between doing yoga and having an overall sense of well-being. The stretches practiced in yoga do not only stretch your muscles, but all of the soft tissues of your body. Stretching may release the lactic acid that builds up with muscle use. Lactic acid in the muscles can cause stiffness, tension, pain, and fatigue. Yoga can relieve the effects of lactic acid build-up in your muscles through the use of exercises designed to stretch and strengthen your muscles.

Yoga can also increase the range of motion achieved in your joints. An increased blood supply can also result from doing yoga. This can produce an overall sense of ease and movement throughout your body. You will be able to have an increase in flexibility with only a few weeks of participation. You may also enjoy improved balance and strength. These benefits will mean that you are less likely to injure yourself while doing other physical activities.

Not only are your muscles stretched as you are doing yoga, but the structures in the body that surround them are also stretched including; tendons, ligaments, and the tissues that surround your muscles. This can result in a general sense of relaxation and increased energy. Participation in yoga can actually reduce risk factors for such chronic diseases as heart disease and high blood pressure. The chronic conditions of depression, anxiety and insomnia may also be eased by participation in yoga exercises.

At Melrose Recovery Center, we have instructors that are experienced and will be attentive to your strengths and weaknesses. Exercises will be modified to your needs and capabilities.  Classes will be safe and effective for you, yet not exceeding your personal limits of ability. Call today to experience what others already know, yoga can work for you, (855) 512-5033.