I spent the weekend doing yoga in Asheville at the North Carolina Arboretum! What a beautiful place for yoga!
New research from Harvard Medical School indicates that yoga may be as effective as conventional exercise in lowering the risk of heart disease. A review of yoga and cardiovascular disease was recently published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology and summarized on the Harvard Health Blog (“More than a stretch: Yoga’s benefits may extend to the heart,” April 2015). People from all age groups participated in the study and various kinds of yoga were reviewed. Overall, those who practiced yoga showed improvements in several factors that affect heart disease risk, such as weight and blood pressure.https://www.tiaacommunities.org/community/my-retirement/lifestyle/blog/2015/11/08/yoga-good-for-the-heart?tc_mcid=em_MyRetENL_112715&subscriberid=et_12327701
According to Yoga Journal, if you are feeling too tired to practice yoga, remember that yoga may help you sleep! People who practice yoga are more likely to get 8 hours of sleep a night than those who don't. So don't give up on yoga this holiday season!
Penn State FREE YOGA CLASSES to resume on Tuesday!
Classes at the University Health Center at Penn State resume on Tuesday at 4:00!
According to Kripalu, it's important to continue to practice yoga throughout the busy holiday season: "During the holiday season, keep doing your yoga, even when you’re feeling overscheduled and overworked. Continuing your practice will support calm, stable energy; properly functioning digestion; and the patience to handle your busy schedule."