When you hear the word “inflammation,” you probably think of the redness, pain or swelling that accompanied your last injury. But there’s another type of inflammation that’s harder to detect, and it can’t be cured with an ice pack: chronic inflammation. It occurs when inflammation is constant, and can be linked to conditions such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis and even Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to a healthy diet and overall self-care, yoga can be a powerful tool for protecting yourself against chronic inflammation.

So, how does your “down dog” help you avoid heart disease and the like? Well, three of the main causes of chronic inflammation are a sedentary lifestyle, exposure to toxins, and prolonged stress. Yoga can boost your circulation, detoxify your body and is scientifically proven to chill you out! Try these three moves to get started! Continue Reading

 

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