Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 5, 2009
In observation of National Yoga Month September 2009, the Yoga Health Foundation calls for individuals, families, communities and businesses to join in a national mind body fitness movement focusing on prevention and creating a healthy lifestyle.
The Yoga Health Foundation, a nonprofit 501 c(3) organization based in Los Angeles, CA, was founded by Johannes R. Fisslinger as a mind body fitness movement to inspire families and communities throughout the nation to live a healthier lifestyle. In 2008, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion deemed September (followed by Breast Cancer Awareness in October) to be National Yoga Awareness Month and listed it as an official health observance.
National Yoga Month is a campaign to educate and inspire youth and adults to take responsibility for their health by focusing on prevention and living a healthy lifestyle. Yoga Month provides the perfect opportunity to create positive lifestyle changes for yourself and your family.
Yoga is a scientific system of physical and mental practices including various postures (exercises) that involve deep breathing, body movement, meditation and relaxation. The scientifically proven benefits of yoga are numerous, including increased flexibility, reduction of stress, strengthened immune system, enhanced respiration, improved brain function, reduction of inflammation and pain associated with arthritis and other chronic conditions, and a decrease in hypertension.
Based on a survey conducted by Yoga Journal, over 15 Million people from all walks of life are practicing yoga in the US; another 15-25 million have expressed an interest in trying yoga. There is a yoga style that is appropriate for everyone, including children, teens, special needs individuals, business professionals, pregnant women, politicians, celebrities and seniors.
National Yoga Month is partnering with other yoga health organizations such as YogaFit, Lucy, Jade Yoga, Shakti Mat and Yoga Alliance to inspire the nation and bring about change in health care. Prevention and healthy lifestyle choices are the key to a successful health care reform and individual health.
Yoga studios, teachers, organizations an businesses are encouraged to join National Yoga Month by creating or participating in a Yoga Month event in their city.
To learn more about the health benefits of yoga and to redeem the Yoga Month Card for One Week Free Yoga to be redeemed at participating yoga studios across the Nation visit the National Yoga Month website.