National Yoga Awareness Month

The Health Craze that Took the World by Storm—Healthy People Everywhere

Around the world people are coming together in group fitness rooms to participate in healthy living. They unfurl their padded mats, kick off their shoes, stretch out their limbs and prepare for a session of advanced stretching and coordinated breathing maneuvers which, when done together, form what we all recognize as Yoga. September is the official National Yoga Month and a time to spread awareness of its health, fitness and lifestyle benefits.

Originating in India more than 5,000 years ago, the Yoga discipline quickly spread throughout the world bringing with it health and healthy-living. Everywhere it went, people were innately drawn to its calming and liberating effects. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programs list yoga as one of their techniques capable of fusing the mind and body into a calmative state. Lowered stress levels have tremendous beneficial impacts on the body and mind. Everything from decreased blood pressure to a slower heart rate can be associated with lowered stress levels.

Yoga is used to aid in the treatment of: depression, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue and pain. The long-term use of yoga can result in significant musculoskeletal and mental health improvements. It not only helps with flexibility and lung function but also with increasing healthy brain function. Overall, yoga is an incredibly beneficial activity for people of all ages. It helps your mind and body while placing you in a group environment where people can meet and mingle!

The premier air ambulance company, Angel MedFlight wants to remind everyone that as with every exercise (even meditative ones), precaution should be taken when engaging in yoga.

  • Exercise with an experienced and credentialed instructor.
  • Go slow.
  • Wear appropriate clothing (allows you to move freely).
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Consult your health care physician before starting any exercise.

For more information regarding Angel MedFlight’s dedication to health and our expertise in critical care worldwide air ambulance services, please visit our website at www.angelmedflight.com or call 877-264-3570.

Do you do yoga? What do you like best about it?

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