40 ways Yoga heals
Each day for the next forty days I am going to post 40 ways yoga heals and benefits body, mind, spirit and can improve health. It’s never too late to take care of yourself.
Day 1.Increases flexibility:
Anyone who has ever taken a hatha yoga class knows that Yogic postures ask you to stretch in ways you would never have thought of, and by continuing to practice has also observed that tight areas open up over time and poses that once seemed impossible become possible. The question remains ‘how might this benefit health’? Here are just a few examples:
A lack of flexibility in your hips can put strain on the knee joint, due to improper alignment of the thigh and shin bones.
Back pain can be caused by tightness of the hamstrings-muscles the back of the thigh- that led to the flattening of the lumber spine.
See you tomorrow for day 2