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Yoga is Super for us!

I have done yoga since I was a teenager. I has helped save my poor back and as I get older, I appreciate that it helps me maintain good balance. But, I didn’t realize how super yoga is for us.

Heart Disease

Several trials have found that yoga can lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and resting heart rates, and help slow the progression of atherosclerosis—all risk factors for heart disease, says Erin Olivo, PhD, director of Columbia University’s Integrative Medicine Program.

While almost any exercise is good for the heart, experts speculate yoga’s meditative component may give it an extra boost by helping to stabilize the endothelium, the lining of the blood vessels that, when irritated, contributes to cardiovascular disease. Since the lining is reactive to stress, and meditation can lower stress hormones, yoga may be causing a cascade of events that could reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke.… Read the rest

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No words can express my love for Gentle Yoga

There are no words that can truly express the benefits I have reaped from my yoga classes since April, 2004. Walking into the studio one is aware of the acceptance, peace, and calmness that exudes from the environment. Gentle Yoga’s professional presence invites you into a nonthreatening, noncompetitive ambiance. It is through the Gentle Yoga teaching style that I have gained one of, if not the greatest, gifts in my life by becoming more aware of the mind, body, and spiritual matrix within myself and others as I continue to grow on a daily basis.… Read the rest

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