12 Dec What its costing you, NOT to do YOGA!
If you have heard me (Julz) mention in class, “this pose will naturally adjust you, then you can cancel your chiropractor appointment, lol” I wasn’t kidding! You may have also felt the massaging effects of the practice and breath make you question the need for that massage. Another possibility is the less frequent, doctor visits, counselor calls and sick leave you require.
All of the above are necessary and needed from time to time (like for the winter season flu’s and blues) but it’s amazing how much and how many extra bonuses you get from practicing yoga. The groovy gravy of it all, is that it is documented. In a Harvard study done in 2006-2009 , that covered over 1,000 physicians and over 34,000 patient visits, stated that there is a significant reducing in stress response for those that practice yoga, meditation and breath practices, which stress is 60-80% responsible for disease- dare I say 80%+?? This doesn’t even include the fact that only 3% of physicians ask their patients about their stress level.
“Mind-body practices like yoga and meditation have been shown to reduce your body’s stress response by strengthening your relaxation response and lowering stress hormones like cortisol.” says Marlynn Wei, MD, JD. This was really the first study of its kind. Even though lots of study’s have proven the effectiveness of yoga and meditation for health.