Health and Wellness: Why Yoga?

yogaThirty-five years ago cardiologist Dean Ornish, M.D. made headlines with his claim that yoga and meditation, when combined with improvements in diet and exercise habits, could reverse heart disease. Since then, research into the health benefits of yoga, especially its effect on adults 50-plus, has exploded and provided myriad reasons to maintain an ongoing practice.

Yoga has been found to:

• Minimize hypertension
• Strengthen bones
• Keep excess pounds at bay
• Reduce anxiety and boost mood
• Protect your joints
• Improve strength and balance
• Sharpen your mind

If you aren’t already making yoga a priority, you can take advantage of classes offered at The Barn Fitness Center. Visit the member site monthly for updated schedules.