Does yoga fight pain? Yes.
Yoga increases strength, increases self-confidence, and your physical health. Do you know what it decreases?
Pain. Yoga decreases pain and there is real scientific research backing up this benefit.
Catherine Bushnell, Ph.D., is scientific director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) where she oversees a program on the brain’s role in perceiving, modifying, and managing pain. In a press release, Bushnell summed up the findings of her research by saying, “Practicing yoga has the opposite effect on the brain as does chronic pain.”
Turns out Dr. Bushnell’s research regarding the pain management is far from a gray area, it is rooted in gray matter.
Dr. Bushnell said the studies show yoga practitioners have more gray matter than controls in multiple brain regions, including those involved in pain modulation. “Some gray matter increases in yogis correspond to the duration of yoga practice, which suggests there is a causative link between yoga and gray matter increases.”
Harvard Medical School agrees…
A meta-analysis of 17 studies that included more than 1,600 participants concluded that yoga can improve daily function among people with fibromyalgia osteoporosis-related curvature of the spine. Practicing yoga also improved mood and psychosocial well-being.
So, invest in yourself and give yoga a try.
Gain relief while making your body better.
We have plenty of chances for you to try yoga.
Beginners Yoga 101 happens on Saturday, August 12th at 11am. Join friends who are new and old to yoga and join our hi yoga etc tribe!
Hi Flyers Club Workshop was a mega success and we are holding another! Come in to learn the benefits of inversion yoga while gaining flexibility, strength, and most important, a new perspective on the practice we all love.Oh, you also will receive a free t-shirt on Saturday, August 19th at 11am for just $25.
Detox & Retox on Friday, August 11 at 7pm. BYOB Bring Your Own Beer and munch on snacks provided by hi yoga etc. for $12. The best start to the weekend!
Buti Glow on Friday, September 8th at 7pm is yoga that is even more fun. Blacklight gives you that awesome club vibe that just pumps you up! Because we are mostly in the dark but glowing, you really feel free to let loose and have a ridiculously good time, you will leave feeling high on life! We will precede class with painting our bodies with black light reactive body paint! It. Is. AWESOME!
PiYo Pilates Yoga classes on Tuesday nights at 7:30 are the next level of activity. Who says you have to jump, grunt, strain, and punish your body to get amazing results from your workout? Not with PiYo…PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. Join us for a sweat that is fun and rewarding! namaste, hi yoga etc.
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