Breathe in, breathe out. Feel calmer yet? It’s no surprise that yoga has been steadily increasing in popularity for quite some time now. If you know anything about this satisfying fitness routine, then you probably know that it’s practiced because it offers physical and mental benefits. Life can get pretty stressful nowadays, so more and more people have been turning to yoga in Burlington County at Kennedy Fitness: A Jefferson Health Affiliate as a solution for their weight as well as their stress and anxiety. Here’s why yoga is the perfect activity for your mind and body:


It Helps You Get Into Shape!

Practically everyone can benefit from the physical exercise of a yoga routine. As a non-competitive activity, it’s easily adapted to different ability levels, and it’s appealing to many people because it emphasizes the quality of movement over the quantity. Pairing a regular yoga routine with an aerobic activity that will get your blood pumping (walking, running, or biking) will do wonders to help improve your overall level of fitness.

Competitive athletes also incorporate yoga into their workout routines to take advantage of the flexibility training, which helps reduce the risk of injury. The more you practice yoga, the more flexibility and strength you’ll be able to build.


It Helps Calm the Nervous System

Practicing yoga has also been found to improve mental health. Along with calming the nervous system, yoga postures’ systematic stretching releases muscular tension. Experts say that yoga helps increase circulation, enhance digestion, and also eliminate toxins more efficiently. All of these make it a useful tool for treating a variety of health conditions, including but not limited to chronic anxiety and insomnia. Also, many people will find that they have more energy if they start slowly and build up. So, if you want to reduce your stress levels, get off the couch and onto the yoga mat!

At Kennedy Fitness, we offer a variety of mind & body yoga classes in Gloucester County, NJ, as well as the surrounding areas, including Aerial Yoga, Hot Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates Reformer. To learn more about our yoga classes, give us a call at 1-800-875-2720.