Fitness trends come and go, but after 6,000 years yoga is still going strong. No wonder. When practiced correctly and consistently, yoga tunes up your body and sharpens your mind. Just ask Jill Winger.
The Portland, Oregon, high school sophomore is involved in two sports year-round and maintains a 4.0 grade point average. Some credit, she says, goes to the yoga classes she attends twice a week.
“Yoga helps me release tension and keeps me in shape to do sports,” says Jill. “I’m much more limber and relaxed.” Yoga looks easy, but don’t be fooled. “It’s not your typical workout. When I think about a workout, I think about breathing hard and running so fast at track that you feel like you’re going to faint. Yoga is different. It really works your muscles and makes you stronger.” Continue reading What Yoga Can Do For You