The other physical benefits of yoga include:
- Increased flexibility
- Increased muscle strength and tone
- Improved respiration, energy and vitality
- Improved balance
- Cardio and circulatory health
- Improved athletic performance
- Protection from injury
Yoga also creates body and self-awareness, which are very beneficial in the early detection of physical problems or ailments. Because there are so many types of yoga, it is possible for anyone to start, whether you are a couch potato or a professional athlete, size and fitness levels do not matter because there are modifications for every yoga posture.
At Excel Physical Therapy we have certified instructors that offer therapeutic yoga practices to improve balance, heal and prevent injuries, strengthen muscles and enhance overall health. Ask your physical therapist if yoga might be appropriate for your injury or condition. We will then develop a series of yoga exercises specific for you, which can be billed to your insurance in conjunction with your other comprehensive physical therapy services.