Holistic yoga is a growing trend in the world of yoga, and for good reason. Practices that incorporate holistic methods help to improve overall body health and well-being. Holistic yoga can help to improve your flexibility, balance, and strength. 

Additionally, it has been shown to reduce stress levels and improve mental clarity. Here are just a few of the many benefits of holistic yoga

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  • Increased Flexibility: Holistic yoga practices can help increase your flexibility in several ways. First, they can help to lengthen your muscles and improve their range of motion. Second, they can increase your range of motion through the use of props and blankets. 

  • Improved Balance: A strong balance is key for preventing injuries and maintaining optimal physical health. Holistic yoga practices can help you develop better balance by improving your core strength and stability. Additionally, they can help you learn how to move with greater ease and grace, which will enhance your balance both on land and in water. 

  • Greater Strength: While there is no one type of yoga that is better than any other when it comes to increasing strength, yoga provides a variety of poses and exercises that can be beneficial for increasing your strength, as well as flexibility.

  • Improved Flexibility: Yoga can help you develop better overall flexibility, especially if you practice it regularly. Many types of yoga require specific types of movements and stretch to develop this type of flexibility, but they can all help you become more flexible. 

If a yoga class you are taking is not working very effectively for you then try another class or add it to your regular routine to maximize its benefits!  Yoga also strengthens the core muscles, which is important for preventing injury, including in the spine and hip area.