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Health Benefits

Health Benefits

By utilizing the relaxation and breathing techniques I've learned, I have been able to gain more control over my anxiety and stress. I have been able to use these techniques to relax and get a full eight hours of sleep, without medication, for the first time since 2006.

Matt Bonchi, SSG US Army Reserve

Why do Yoga?

Research shows that yoga helps manage or control anxiety, arthritis, asthma, back pain, blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, headaches, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, stress and other conditions and diseases. In addition, yoga:

  • Improves muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina
  • Reduces stress and tension
  • Boosts self esteem
  • Improves concentration and creativity
  • Lowers fat
  • Improves circulation
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Creates sense of well being and calm.

The graphic below was published in the Huffington Post along with this article: How Yoga Changes Your Body – Starting the Day you Begin.


yoga infographic

Meet Zoe Anderson

Zoe Anderson has pursued her lifelong passion for all things athletic, originally incorporating yoga as an alternative to warm-ups and … read more +

Meet Dina Bronson

Dina Bronson, RYT 500® is the owner of Dina’s Bakery and Cafe in Manchester. We are fortunate to have her … read more +