Men, women and senior citizens can enjoy a boost to their mental and physical well-being through yoga. A 5,000-year-old Indian practice, yoga harmonizes the body, breath and mind through breathing exercises, yoga poses and meditation.
Not only does this practice relax us, but according to a recent study, such “mind-body interventions” (MBI) as yoga, Tai Chi and meditation can actually reverse the molecular reactions in our DNA that can cause ill-health and depression. Western science is now providing concrete evidence that yoga can improve health, heal aches and pains and prevent illness.
Benefits for People of All Ages
The Yoga Journal outlines several benefits of yoga for people of all ages, including:
Health and Fitness Quotes:
“At the end of the day, your health is your responsibility.”
--personal trainer Jillian Michaels
“We do not stop exercising because we grow old – we grow old because we stop exercising.”
--Dr. Kenneth Cooper
“Travel Light, Live Light, Spread the Light, Be the Light.”
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body,
it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”
-- President John F. Kennedy
“Inhale the future, exhale the past.”
“To keep the body in good health is a duty ... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”