Yoga as an anti-aging technique is garnering more interest. The benefits of yoga are numerous. A regular yoga practice tones and stretches the muscles, nourishes the body with oxygen through deep breathing and serves as a form of meditation
Here is what Dr. Cynthia Bailey MD discovered about Yoga.
"The impact of adding Yoga to my life is a marvel. I spent last Friday and Saturday at a yoga-intensive workshop and I'm again astounded by what a completely transformative experience a yoga practice can be....
I highly recommend 3 days a week of yoga for healthy aging."
"I've only practiced yoga for 2 years and the anti aging impact is so profound that I know I've altered the course of my aging journey. My musculoskeletal problems were taking away more and more of my functionality. From what I have experienced, yoga has upped the odds that I'll age as a fit, functional, vital woman. I won't join the ranks of the frail elderly without a fight and yoga is one of the powerful puzzle pieces I've found to help me."
"Scientific study supports my observation of yoga's benefits on my body and mind and has shown that yoga:
Reduces low back pain
Straightens spinal kyphosis (the excessive hunching over that happens to people as they age)
Improves muscle strength and reverses the muscle loss that happens with age
Improves rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
Improves menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, insomnia and mood swings
Decreases anxiety and depression
Improves control of type 2 diabetes