Healthlinks Upstate March/April 2022

www.Ups tatePhys i c i ansSC . com | www.Hea l thL i nksUps tate. com | 27 YOGA Whether you are looking to preserve muscle tone, extend your flexibility or build your balance, yoga is the perfect activity for achieving all those goals. According to, not only can you achieve stress reduction and improved fitness through the regular practice of this ancient art, but “Yoga can help reduce risk factors for chronic diseases such as heart disease and high blood pressure. Yoga may also help manage low back pain, neck pain and menopause symptoms (and) might also help relieve symptoms of several chronic conditions, such as pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, arthritis and insomnia.”