In addition to helping reduce stress and improve flexibility, new studies are showing even more benefits from the practice of yoga, developed by the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India more than 5,000 years ago.
A Harvard research study found that eight weeks of daily yoga markedly improved sleep quality for people struggling with insomnia.
Stronger Immune System
A recent Norwegian study found that yoga practice results in changes in gene expression that boost immunity at a cellular level – and it happens rapidly. Researchers believe the changes happened while participants were still actively on the yoga mat!
Relief From Migraines
Research shows that migraine sufferers have far fewer and less painful migraines after just three months of yoga practice.
Start Your Yoga Practice
Roper Saint Francis offers a Gentle Yoga beginner level class. Led by Michele Wilson, this eight-week class introduces you to the basic poses and starts you on the road to better health and wellness. Find more information and register here.