By persistently stretching, toning, and relaxing the body, as well as stilling the mind, you discover a state of inner tranquility and equanimity, which is your true nature. 

Stress Relief

Yoga reduces the physical effects of stress by diminishing the levels of stress hormones in the body, lowering blood pressure and heart rate, improving digestion, and strengthening the immune system. 

Pain Relief

Numerous studies have demonstrated how yoga reduces pain for people with chronic physical conditions and eases emotional pain. 

Better Breathing

Yoga improves breathing, which maximizes lung function and modulates the body’s natural relaxation response and the parasympathetic nervous system. 


Yoga increases range of movement, bringing improved posture and alignment and overall physical resiliency. 

Increased Strength

Yoga postures use every muscle in the body without creating muscular tension. 

Anna Tecson

 (500 RYT) received her primary certification in the Sivananda tradition and her advanced training in Therapeutic Yoga and the Tantric traditions. 

Anna at First Thought Yoga

Weight Management

All styles of yoga can aid weight-loss efforts by reducing cortisol levels, burning calories, reducing stress, and maximizing metabolism.

Improved Circulation

Various poses and efficient breathing bring oxygenated blood to all parts of the body. 

Cardiovascular Conditioning

All styles of yoga can provide cardiovascular benefits by lowering resting heart rate, increasing endurance, and improving oxygen uptake. 

Focus on the Present

Body, mind, and breath united improve concentration, coordination,reaction time, and memory. Yoga leads to a state of mindfulness, which is essential for mind–body health. 

Inner Peace

The meditative aspects of yoga help many to realize deeper and more satisfying experiences in their lives. 

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