You can improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and your health!
Did you know yoga can do more than just strengthen and tone your body? Recent research shows it can have a powerful effect on your health—making it a perfect remedy for everything from heart disease to high blood pressure to anxiety and depression.
For years, yoga was considered a fringe practice embraced mostly by celebrities and “New Agers.” But today yoga studios are cropping up all over the country, and millions of people are giving it a try.
You may already be familiar with some yoga moves such as downward dog and mountain pose, but yoga is more than that. It’s a total mind-body workout that includes: postures (like tree pose), breathing practices, deep relaxation, and meditation that helps transform your health in dozens of ways.
To show you how easy yoga can be and how you can reap the many health benefits, Harvard Medical School experts created An Introduction to Yoga.
- Techniques that help improve balance, flexibility, strength, and coordination
- How yoga can help reduce your risk of heart disease
- Why yoga may be the perfect way to relieve migraines and fight osteoporosis, MS, IBS, or fibromyalgia
- The amazing way yoga can undo the harmful effects of stress
- Relaxing breathing techniques you can practice anywhere so you can stay calm and release tension
That’s not all. One study showed how yoga increased the flexibility of blood vessels by 69%, and even helped to shrink blockages in arteries without the use of medications!
Plus, the meditation component of yoga may even help to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and fight age-related declines in memory
Why not give yoga a try and see how it can help your health? There’s no risk. If you don’t love this book you can return it for a full refund—no questions asked!
To your good health,
Lauren E. Elson, M.D.
Harvard Health Publishing Editor