Yoga classes in Meredith New Hampshire

Town Hall
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9-10:15 am
1089 US-3, Holderness, NH 03245
Holderness Recreation

10 Reasons to practice Yoga

  1. Stress Releif: By encouraging relaxation, yoga helps to lower the levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
  2. Pain Relif: Yoga helps to improve body alignment resulting in better posture and helping to relieve back, neck, joint and muscle pain.
  3. Better Breathing: Yoga teaches people to take slower, deeper breaths. This helps to improve lung function, trigger the body’s relaxation response and increase the amount of oxygen available to the body.
  4. Flexibility: Yoga helps to improve flexibility and mobility, increasing range of movement and reducing aches and pains.
  5. Increased Strength: Yoga asanas (postures) use every muscle in the body, helping to increase strength and they also provide an additional benefit of helping to relieve muscular tension.
  6. Weight Management: Yoga encourages healthy eating habits and provides a heightened sense of well-being and self-esteem.
  7. Improved Circulation: Yoga helps to improve circulation and, as a result of various poses, more efficiently moves oxygenated blood to the body’s cells.
  8. Cardiovascular Conditioning: Even gentle yoga practice can provide cardiovascular benefits by lowering resting heart rate, increasing endurance and improving oxygen uptake during exercise.
  9. Focus on the Present: Yoga helps us to focus on the present, opening the way to improved concentration, coordination, reaction time and memory.
  10. Inner Peace: The meditative aspects of yoga help many to reach a deeper, more spiritual and more satisfying place in their lives.

Text courtesy of Yoga Alliance.