Selecting and Effectively Using a Yoga Program
Yoga provides a number of well-documented physical, mental and emotional benefits, including reduced blood pressure, enhanced feelings of relaxation, stress reduction, improved digestion, better posture, increased strength and flexibility and improved balance.
Yoga also has been shown to benefit individuals with chronic diseases and disabilities through improved body awareness and orientation, the development of focus and concentration, the encouragement of learning and creativity, and increased awareness of our connectedness to others.
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This brochure was created and updated by Christina A. Geithner, Ph.D., FACSM, and is a product of ACSM’s Consumer Information Committee.