“The purpose of yoga is to build strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body,” explains Natalie Nevins, DO, a board-certified osteopathic family physician and certified Kundalini Yoga instructor in Hollywood, California. 


While there are more than 100 different types, or schools, of yoga, most sessions typically include breathing exercises, meditation, and assuming postures (sometimes called asana or poses) that stretch and flex various muscle groups. 


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“The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome,” explains Dr. Nevins. “Yoga can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia.” 


Other physical benefits of yoga include: 


• increased flexibility 

• increased muscle strength and tone 

• improved respiration, energy and vitality 

• maintaining a balanced metabolism 

• weight reduction 

• cardio and circulatory health 

• improved athletic performance 

• protection from injury 


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Aside from the physical benefits, one of the best benefits of yoga is how it helps a person manage stress, which is known to have devastating effects on the body and mind. “Stress can reveal itself in many ways, including back or neck pain, sleeping problems, headaches, drug abuse, and an inability to concentrate,” says Dr. Nevins. “Yoga can be very effective in developing coping skills and reaching a more positive outlook on life.” 


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Classes--------------------------60 Minutes---------------------90 Minutes 

Hatha (Gentle) Yoga-----------189 cal.-------------------------284 cal. 


Vinyasa Flow--------------------594 cal.-------------------------891 cal. 


Hot Hatha or Bikram----------477 cal.-------------------------716 cal. 


Hot Power Yoga-----------------620 cal.------------------------930 cal. 


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Yoga improves your strength. Yoga isn't just about stretching and bending, it also requires a surprising amount of strength. Physical strength is important in order to prevent injury, boost the immune system and metabolism and help make everyday tasks easier. 


There’s a reason people who attend yoga classes regularly swear by it. If you haven’t tried yoga, give it a chance.... The mental and physical benefits may surprise you!

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