BENEFITS OF YOGA

Yoga in the Air Promotes:

– Lymphatic flow to improve your immune system
– Circulation and lowers blood pressure
– Decompression on the joints
– Prevents neck and back strain in inverted positions
– Strengthening of deep core muscles throughout the torso and back
– Arm and upper body strength
– Improvements in balance and proprioceptive awareness
 

Yoga on the Earth/Mat Promotes:

– Muscle tone throughout the whole body. It is specifically beneficially to two common modern day ailments: back pain and carpal tunnel. Several studies have shown the benefits of yoga and back pain, such as a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2005. This study demonstrated that yoga was even more effective at treating back pain compared to traditional exercises. The Journal of American Medical Association found that carpal tunnel sufferers found relief in wrist pain and better grip strength with regular yoga practice.

– Cleansing of the internal organs
– Increased flexibility
– Ability to increase metabolism
– Mental awareness and focus
– Improves overall balance
 

Yoga on a Paddleboard/on the Water Promotes:

– Muscle tone in legs, arms, back and core
– Increased flexibility throughout the whole body
– Ability to increase metabolism
– Mental awareness and focus often more than the mat due to an awareness of not wanting to fall in the water (though it can feel good on a hot day)
– Promotes balance and overall space-situational awareness
 

Yoga in the Water Promotes:

– Muscle tone for individuals who are challenged by the impact of being on the ground/a mat
Cleansing of the internal organs
– Increased flexibility by supporting the whole body in order to obtain poses otherwise inaccessible on the ground/mat
– Ability to increase metabolism due to water’s resistance
– Mental awareness and focus