Yoga

Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years and is a blend of physical exercise and mental discipline that can help to create a deeper awareness of the mind/body connection. Numerous studies have shown that yoga helps to counteract anxiety-driven depression and other psychological disorders by reducing stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline and inducing a relaxation response. Yoga serves as a beneficial adjunct therapy by allowing the space for a person to feel safe and instead of trying to escape their feelings they can stay with them. Being able to access this state helps to identify the underlying psychological factors that trigger their anxiety and depression and promote a calm inner strength.

 

The Health Benefits of Yoga

Physiological

- Improves quality of sleep

- Improves gastrointestinal function

- Decreases blood pressure

- Improves hormonal function

- Improves respiratory and immune system

- Increases joint range of motion and improves balance

- Decreases pain

- Improves focus and concentration

- Boosts energy

Psychological

- Decreases anxiety and depression

- Reduces hostility

- Improves mood

- Sharpens attention and awareness

Biochemical

- Lowers glucose and blood lipids

- Increases lymphocytes count (strengthens immune system)

- Decreases white blood cell count

- Increases hemoglobin and hematocrit

- Decreases catecholamines (stress hormones)

 

At the Camden Center, our highly trained yoga instructor has over a decade of teaching experience. She works with each client to help them progress towards psychological and physical health with the unique integration of her knowledge of Eastern Medicine, Clinical Nutrition and exercise science and physiology.

 

 

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