Yoga isn’t just about being flexible; it’s about connecting with your mind, body, and soul. It involves meditation and breathing patterns to help relax your body and mind all while getting a workout in. Here are some interesting facts and benefits about yoga:


  • Helps alleviate stress, anxiety and depression
  • Improves self-confidence
  • Decreases heart rate and blood pressure
  • Improves flexibility and physical endurance
  • Reduces symptoms of insomnia
  • Helps alleviate back pain
  • Proven to help enhance fertility in women
  • Weight reduction
  • Cardio and circulatory health

With all of these benefits, it’s hard to not be interested in trying yoga! Yoga classes are offered through the Rec Center for WCU students for FREE! So pick a time, grab a mat, and try it out! You’ll never know if you like it if you never try. Put your mind at ease and enjoy the flow~

Written by Claudia Miriello, Peer Educator