Benefits of Yoga

Nuala pushes me and my body to its absolute limits, yet manages this without strain, I always feel 2 feet taller after a class.  Her skill for teaching yoga to all levels is incredible.  D. Roache

Yoga is a journey of the body, mind and spirit. It is a science that incorporates a broad range of practices and techniques.

Inspired by the landscape, elements, animals, birds and plants yogis developed asanas (postures) and pranyama (breathwork)  to enhance a deep practise of meditation.  This allows the yogi to connect to the inner self, eventually reaching the goal of connecting to the higher self , thereby reaching a state of grace. Today we use these techniques mainly for mental and health benefits which are achieved through regular practice.

Physiological and Psychological Benefits of Yoga

  • Age gracefully
  • Alcoholism
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis / Joint mobility
  • Back ache
  • Balance and steadiness
  • Balance, equalise and synchronise Chakras
  • Bone alignment
  • Blood circulation improves
  • Breathing improves increasing vitality
  • Bronchitis
  • Cold
  • Compliments other fitness regimes
  • Concentration improves
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Desterity skills improve
  • Diabetis
  • Digestion Improves
  • Enhances the recovery to injuries, diseases, trauma
  • Emphysema
  • Energy levels increases
  • Epilepsy
  • Eye hand coordination improves
  • Flat tummy
  • Flatulence
  • Flexibility
  • Flicker fusion frequency improves
  • Grip strength improves
  • Handle day to day stress
  • Increased Intuition
  • Increased body awareness
  • Increased muscle strength
  • Immune System is stronger
  • Integrated functioning of body parts improves

  • Joint Mobility
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Memory improves
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Metabolism improves
  • Mood enhancer
  • Multible Sclerosis
  • Panic Attacks
  • Physical and emotional tension releases
  • Posture improves – Sit and stand tall
  • PMT
  • Prostate problems
  • Reaction time improves
  • Reduces the fat of the abdomen, buttocks and thighs
  • Relieve symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (being researched 2010)
  • Respect for your body
  • Rheumatism
  • Spine and neck alignment
  • Scoliosis
  • Sciatica
  • Self acceptance increases
  • Sexual debility
  • Sinuses
  • Skin diseases
  • Slows the aging process
  • Strength and resiliency increases
  • Stress release
  • Sore throat
  • Tones the body
  • Spiritual awareness develops
  • Walkers and Joggers
  • Wrinkles

Above information compiled by West Wicklow Yoga and ABC of Yoga.

It is advised to check with your doctor/physiotherapist/chiropractor, etc before joining a class.
It is important that the yoga you practice is the correct group of postures that aid in your healing process