Got pain and stress?          Get Your Yoga On!

When was the last time you took a deep breath ... or touched your toes?

Yoga – the popular 5,000-year-old mind-body practice from India – is more relevant, and needed, today than ever.

This spring, whether you are looking to find more balance, flexibility, strength or ease in your body – or in your life – yoga is a low-cost, highly-beneficial way to take control of your own health and well-being.

More people than ever are stressed out and suffering from anxiety, high blood pressure, depression, insomnia and poor digestion. Work-life stress costs Canadian businesses over $3.5 billion a year in absenteeism, according to Health Canada. But that’s nowhere near the cost it exacts on our bodies and minds!

Yoga can relieve stress and anxiety, improve circulation, prevent future injury, lower blood pressure, calm the mind and support your weight-loss goals.

“If we can learn how to breathe deeply again, and live in the present moment, we will be healthier and happier,” says Edmonton yoga instructor Jennifer Parks. “Hitting the yoga mat can not only reduce pain and suffering, it helps us remember the joy of simply being.”

Jennifer teaches a Thursday-night yoga class at Carlisle Community Hall, 14240 117 Street.  For more info. call Jennifer at 780-974-8401 or visit