You may know yoga as the exercise that make you feel calm and improves your flexibility. However, you may not think of yoga as being good for your heart. As it turns out, yoga can improve your cardiovascular health in more than one way.
- Yoga reduces your level of stress.
Engaging in yoga helps drop your stress levels, reducing one of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
- Yoga can lower blood pressure with just one class.
It doesn’t take years of yoga to begin to see results. Blood pressure is usually lower after just one class.
- Yoga can help lower your cholesterol levels.
The longer you stick to yoga, the more benefits you are going to experience. After 12 weeks, yoga can begin to decrease your cholesterol levels.
- Yoga can improve lung capacity and respiratory function.
With its focus on steady, regulated breathing, yoga can positively impact your respiratory function.
- You can improve your sense of balance.
The first few classes may feel a little difficult in terms of keeping your balance. However, be persistent and you will start to notice greater strength, more muscle tone and and less effort to maintain balance.
Be sure to check with your physician before starting a yoga plan if you have a history of chronic conditions. Check out these great yoga studios down below and the discounts they are offering FCCI readers.
Yoga Den Studio:
2970 Hartley Road Suite 106
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Town Center Studio
10051 Skinner Lake Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Fleming Island Studio
3555 U.S. Highway 17
Fleming Island, FL 32003
Say you heard about Yoga Den Studio on the First Coast Cardiovascular Heart Blog and receive a free first time trial.
The Yoga Room:
2085 A1A S #303
St. Augustine, 32080
Say you heard about The Yoga Room from the First Coast Cardiovascular Heart Blog and receive a free first time trial.
2225 A1A South, Suite B6
St. Augustine, FL 32080
Say you heard about City Wellness from the First Coast Cardiovascular Heart Blog and receive a free first time trial.
Big Fish Yoga:
3852 S. Third Street
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Say you heard about Big Fish Yoga from the First Coast Cardiovascular Heart Blog and receive a 15% discount on your first time trial for the next month.