Benefits of Yoga | Wellness Institute - Bluffton Hilton Head

Wellness

  • Positive outlook, an over-all feeling of well-being
  • Improves self-body-image
  • Accelerates weight loss through increased metabolic rate
  • Decreases blood pressure and resting heart rate
  • Decreases cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Cleanses and detoxifies vital organs, slowing the aging process
  • Bolsters immunity
  • Improves digestion
  • Improves sleep quality and duration
  • Slower pulse rate
  • Improved circulation
  • Decreased respiratory rate
  • Increased social skills, feeling of community

Mental/emotional health

  • Reduces stress, tension and anxiety
  • Improves focus and concentration
  • Improves mood
  • Improves focus
  • Encourages a state of mental calm
  • Improves mood; increased sense of well-being
  • Reduces anxiety.
  • Evokes self-acceptance
  • Improves self-control
  • Establishes an improved mind-body connection, a heightened sense of awareness
  • Increased attention
  • Ability to be in the moment

Fitness

  •  Tones the muscles
  • Tones the organs
  • Increases strength
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion
  • Stretches the joints, ligaments and tendons
  • Increases cardiovascular endurance
  • Increases core strength for more integrated movement
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Improves posture and body awareness
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Balances metabolism
  • Increases proprioception and coordination
  • Improved depth perception

Disease prevention and relief

  • Protects against osteoporosis
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease
  • Relieves chronic headaches and migraines
  • Slows the progression of Alzheimer’s
  • Slows the progression of Type II Diabetes
  • Alleviates the symptoms of asthma
  • Alleviates the symptoms of allergies
  • Relieves arthritis symptoms
  • Relieves back pain
  • Improves bowel function
  • Relieves symptoms of menopause
  • Relieves symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Relieves symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy
  • Relieves symptoms of sciatica