Health is not only achieved by reaching a good physical condition, it is necessary to complement it with mental and emotional balance.
Any age is ideal to start practicing Yoga. From childhood to adulthood, it is always possible to integrate yogic practices and lifestyle in a way that enhances and harmonizes people’s physical, mental and emotional health. Numerous studies show the benefits of regular yoga practice making it an excellent discipline for people of all ages.
Eleven Outstanding Beneficial Results
Yogic practices bring inner peace, reduce stress and anxiety levels, help to improve mental functioning and emotions and thereby strengthen relationships with family, social and work environments.
Breathing techniques done with mindfulness increase the functional capacity of the lungs, helping them to send more oxygen to all the organs of the body, thus, improving their functions.
Strengthens the Nervous System
The different yoga practices help balance the functioning of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, harmonizing the brain and overall physical functioning of the body.
Better Joint Mobility
Yoga postures and movements that are performed in a conscious way, help to unblock and eliminate toxins from the joints, helping them to function better, preventing or managing diseases in a better way.
More Flexibility and Relaxation
Yoga is a natural method to dissolve tensions accumulated daily, both in the body and in the mind. Postures and breathing techniques are effective in releasing stress, often manifested as contractures in the neck, back, or other parts of the body.
Strengthens Muscles and Bones
Balances Blood Pressure
The yogic lifestyle serves to lower blood pressure in those who suffer from prehypertension and who are likely to develop hypertension.
The yogic lifestyle promotes not only physical exercise and meditation, but also emphasizes on a moderate, healthy and balanced diet that helps to significantly improve physical and mental health.
Balanced Endocrine System
Yoga regulates the secretion of hormones in the body avoiding imbalances that can cause various pathologies. The postures prevent or serve as a complement to manage diseases related to this system.
Strengthens the Heart
The practice of this discipline is essential to improve the cardiovascular system, regulating the heart rate and at the same time strengthening the heart and blood vessels.
Strengthens the Immune System
Yoga techniques balance the physical and mental state, helping to improve metabolism while strengthening and maintaining a strong and effective immune system.
We are empowering new leaders to transform the society from it’s roots by sharing tools to heal and maintain good physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of the most vulnerable populations in Africa.
Today we have instructors in cities and villages sharing the foundation’s techniques with children, youth and adults in Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania.
Through classes and seminars offered by instructors trained in Classic Yoga, each year we benefit more people.
Additionally, yoga was included as a complementary program in some NGOs dedicated to training adults with different kinds of skills or providing them with some kind of assistance, and was also introduced in hotels, studios, community associations and different spaces where the instructors were allowed to teach this practice.