Yoga is waiting for you!

I love this list of 38 Health Benefits of Yoga compiled by Yoga Journal. Check it out if you’re wondering what this yoga craze is all about. And here’s another  all-encompassing reason to practice:

You’ll make fewer visits to the doctor!

Yoga each day really does keep the doctor away.  A study conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital found that people who participated in a Relaxation Response Resiliency Program substantially reduced healthcare utilization compared to their control-group peers. This Harvard Gazette article is an awesome resource in understanding that research.

When we improve our overall wellness, we’re freed from being fixated on physical and mental ailments that create obstacles on the path inward to find joy, love, God, the universe, whatever we’re seeking. When we’re well, it becomes easier to practice both inner and outer compassion.

 

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