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Understanding Yoga - wellness

When you think of yoga, commercial images may come to mind—but Lee Health yoga instructor Alicia Bird says yoga is for anyone at any age. “Anybody can do yoga,” she said. Health experts say spending a few minutes each day to stretch and meditate can make a big difference to how you feel. “Even when we sleep at night, that brain never stops. So meditation and yoga, as much as people think they don’t have the time to do it, when you embrace it and bring it into your life you will see that you don’t have the time not to do it,” said Bird. The Healthy Life Center-Babcock Ranch offers yoga classes to help people focus on both their physical and mental wellbeing. The class works on physical poses to improve balance, strength, and flexibility. “When you do these stretches and balance poses, you get better at them, and you realize your muscles are loosening up which makes your performance and your workout better,” said Krystal Robinson, a membership representative with Lee Health. Health experts also incorporate meditation to help people relax their mind and improve their focus. “It’s so awesome for anxiety, for stress, for high blood pressure, yoga helps with so many different things,” said Bird. A practice that uses the breath to connect the body and mind in hopes of improving your overall health. View More Health Matters video segments at Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of health care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For more than 100 years, we’ve been providing our community with personalized preventative health services and primary care to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Lee Health - Caring People. Inspiring Care. Visit