Can Yoga Really Change My Body?
Yoga has taken the United States by storm. The Eastern practice is now a symbol of peace and well-being in the West. Yoga classes can be found in every city and most small towns. According to a Yoga in America study, over 20 million Americans practice Yoga.
Known for its ability to help with de-stressing, Yoga is not always recognized for its ability to re-shape the body. According to researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, in a study of 15,000 healthy middle-aged adults, those who maintained a regular yoga practice maintained weight or lost weight. Said researcher Alan Kristal, “Those practicing yoga who were overweight to start with lost about five pounds during the same time period while those not practicing yoga gained 14 pounds.”
Yoga can help shape the body, build muscle tone and improve balance. Yoga works every muscle in body, sculpting and building strength and endurance. Maintaining difficult Yoga poses, using your own body for strength training, while calming your mind and focusing, are all benefits the practice of Yoga.
Yoga is known to help improve bone density among older adults. Diabetics report improved blood sugar levels after practicing Yoga. It is also reported to reduce high cholesterol levels and heart disease.
Yoga has benefited millions of people across the world and can benefit you too. The cosmetic doctors and plastic surgeons at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center in Denver recommend Yoga to anyone interested in it.