Benefits of Gentle Yoga
Increase Resilience, Calm, Flexibility and Strength
The intention of this type of yoga practice is to relax and rejuvenate your body, increase your pain-free range of motion, integrate emotions, and bring a calm stillness to the mind.
You will gain the benefits of yoga the most if you practice regularly, three to six times a week. The best type of yoga practice is the one that you can integrate into your life and sustain. When you practice yoga regularly you will increase your body awareness and improve your overall health and well-being.
Through slow mindful movement and increased attention to physical sensation and the quality of breath you can discover and expand your pain-free range of motion — and practice gentle yoga with little risk of injury or strain.
The practice of gentle yoga helps to:
- Lubricate joints, warm ligaments and tendons, loosen tight muscles, strengthen your neural signals
- Build healthy tissues throughout the body
- Improve lung capacity, strengthen breathing muscles
- Restore resilience in muscles, emotions and thinking
- Improve self-confidence
- Increase overall physical function, digestion, circulation and immunity
A gentle yoga approach has even been found to be an important complement to programs to reverse heart disease or provide relief from the challenging conditions of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, as well as mood disorders.
Dynamic Gentle Yoga helps release energy blocks in the body. When you create even a mild stimulation of the circulation and a deepened state of relaxation you can rebalance and facilitate rejuvenation of the entire organism that is your body.
With regular practice you will gradually become more aware of subtler sensations in the body.
Your sensitivity to your emotions and thoughts will increase as well. Then you may begin to notice sooner when you are stressing and tensing up, allowing you to sustain more relaxation and ease throughout your practice and your day.