Is Yoga a Fountain of Youth?

For most women, the aging process starts as soon as the teenage years are over (and some begin to fight it immediately thereafter!) One major sign that aging has begun is the recognized loss of flexibility and muscle tone.  How do you plan to fight off these aging symptoms?  If you’re like many of your peers, then you may have already turned to yoga as a way to stay fit as you mature. In fact, it’s estimated that over 10 million women are now practicing yoga.

Yoga may be one answer to preventing aging, or at least slowing it down. Not only can it be used to improve your flexibility and create muscle tone, but yogis also report feeling calmer and more relaxed after practicing yoga.  It’s as if the poses are tailor made to restore youthful vigor to a mature body.  When it’s all said and done, if you feel relaxed, flexible, and strong, then perhaps you have indeed discovered your fountain of youth.

Of course, the symptoms of getting older are not simply the loss of strength and flexibility.  Many men and women also worry about the cosmetic issues that occur during the aging process.  One particular form of yoga, Bikram Yoga (or hot yoga) is particularly well suited to impact an unexpected organ — the skin.  Practitioners of hot yoga benefit as the heat opens the pores and expels body waste and foreign chemicals through sweat. This cleanses the skin and enables rejuvenation and visible revitalization. Of course, hot yoga is not for everyone. There are many forms of yoga that can provide both physical and psychological benefits and it’s recommended you do your homework before embarking on a new yoga regimen.

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