Benefits of Yoga

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Exercise trends can sometimes seem extreme and difficult, but physical activity doesn't always have to be vigorous to be effective. Yoga is one of these exercises that seems easy but also has great health benefits.

Research shows regular yoga practice can lower our risk for heart disease and hypertension. It's also known to help with symptoms of depression, headaches, diabetes, and arthritis.

The stretching and relaxation associated with yoga lowers our heart rate unlike running or lifting weights which increase our heart rate.