1. Improved Flexibility and Strength
Don’t expect to be able to touch your toes during your first class, but if you stick with it, you will notice a gradual loosening of your muscles. With the improvement of flexibility, you will notice that back pain, knee pain, or really, any other kind of pain, will become a lot less frequent. Not only does it promote flexibility, but holding poses for periods of time helps build muscle strength. Toned muscles definitely look good and can help prevent arthritis.
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2. Prevents Joint Breakdown
The thought of joints breaking down can scare athletes of any age. However, a regular yoga practice can take your joints through a full range of motion. This helps joint breakdown because it stimulates areas of cartilage that aren’t typically used.