Contrary to what common media images may have people believe, yoga is not just about women stretching their bodies. In fact, men, women and children of all ages can reap different benefits of yoga poses, according to Yahoo! Sports.
"Regardless of your age, you can get strong, flexible and calm by performing yoga," wrote Rebecca Bardelli. "Husbands and wives, families and friends can perform yoga together. Choose a workout partner, or choose to workout on your own."
Men who practice yoga can improve their muscle strength and flexibility. Meanwhile, women get the added benefit of bolstering their abs and alleviating some of the pain caused by menstrual cramps, according to the news source.
Children may also benefit from Washington yoga classes. This activity can relieve stress and boost both flexibility and coordination, Bardelli wrote. Yoga can also improve body awareness and self-control, which may be especially pertinent to young people who may have attention deficit disorder or similar conditions.
As of 2007, more than 13 million American adults reported practicing yoga within the previous year, according to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health. The agency supports research investigating the link between yoga, immune function, pain and other aspects of health.