Renaissance Yoga Montreal Yoga Health Benefits

There are too many benefits of yoga to list them all. And if there’s one thing yoga isn’t about, that’s putting ourselves in a box. Having said that, here is a detailed list of some of the more common conditions that yoga can help alleviate:

  • Eliminates stress, one of the main factors in health related issues.
  • Helps in the prevention and healing of injuries and illnesses.
  • Increases and regulates energy flow within the entire body.
  • Encourages optimal body weight by increasing metabolism and balancing hormones which also leads to the body craving the right quantity and types of nourishment.
  • Releases serotonin into the body, creating a positive frame of mind and general sense of well being, especially helpful for those suffering from depression.
  • Improves blood circulation and cardiovascular ability.
  • Boosts immune system.
  • Detoxifies internal organs and skin.
  • Improves muscle tone and definition, balance and co-ordination, core strength, range of motion, integrated muscle functioning, heightened senses.
  • Ability to focus and concentrate is highly developed as the body and mind move in unison towards a single-pointed goal.
  • Back pain is alleviated by strengthening the legs, the back and core muscles, opening the hips, and re-aligning the sacrum and pelvis.
  • Knee injuries are healed and prevented by aligning the bones in the legs to move in such a way as not to strain this delicate hinging joint. Correct muscular engament of the legs alleviates tension from the knees and allows the synovial fluid to flow freely, lubricating the joints.
  • Scoliosis and other spinal complications are easily healed as the deep internal muscles around the spine are strengthened and released and the spine is re-set into alignment through forward bending, back bending, twisting and directing the energy flow from the pelvic floor upwards through the spine.
  • Headaches are often caused by tightness of the neck, shoulders, and chest – areas which are opened up in yoga asana to direct blood flow to, alleviating the pressure which causes migraines.
  • Insomnia starts to go away with the release of melatonin, the hormone released from the pineal gland which encourages deep, restful sleep.
  • Asthma and other breathing difficulties are regulated and treated through the ujjayi breathing technique applied in conjunction with the re-alignment principles of the postures.
  • Digestive problems are eliminated as the internal organs are detoxified and massaged internally through the form of the postures and the body naturally starts to crave the appropriate food according to its current needs.