Basic Yoga and Your Health / by Kim Kirby

Practicing basic yoga increases flexibility, range of motion, balance and muscular strength.  Flexibility and increased range of motion help with balance, which helps insure fewer injuries and falls.  Not only does yoga have a positive benefit to the body, but it is also great for mental health.  Practicing basic yoga may improve sleep, help manage stress, and help manage depression and anxiety.  Attached are thirteen basic yoga poses for beginners and older adults.  As always, please do not push to the point of pain or injury and remember to breathe through the poses.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Casey, Jenn, or myself.


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