When being mindful of your Health, you must add exercise to your life. Yoga is a wonderful workout. I love yoga so much that I became a certified instructor. I want to bring balance, strength and flexibility to an aging population. A “perfect” body is not needed to practice yoga. Many of my students realize benefits quickly when using several basic yoga poses daily. Ten to fifteen minutes a day will give great benefits. Our bodies love the stretch, which helps us to build strength, balance and confidence. Yoga helps to keep the discs between the vertebrae plump, supple and healthy. With adult spines, all nourishment to the vertebrae, discs, spinal muscles and other soft connective tissues comes from movement. When we move, fluids flow into and out of the spongy discs. These movements include stretching, lengthening, forward movement, extensions, lateral movements, and twists. Discs that are not nourished begin to shrink and lose their elasticity. Under nourished
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