MILLTOWN, NJ - The health benefits of yoga have been around for centuries. According to the Yoga Journal, there are multiple reasons why people should spend some time on a yoga mat on a daily basis. The Yoga Journal's pluses are both physical and mental, including:

  • improving flexibility
  • building muscle strength
  • improving posture
  • preventing cartilage and joint damage
  • keeping your spine healthy
  • warding off osteoporosis
  • increasing blood flow
  • boosting your immune system
  • improving focus
  • lowering blood sugar
  • relaxation
  • improving balance
  • achieving a deeper sleep
  • depression relief

Folks interested in getting introduced to the joys of yoga can check out the Milltown Recreation Department's Adult Spring Yoga session. The bi-weekly class is led by Michelle Scarduffa and is for participants 18 years of age or older. Adult Spring Yoga meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Milltown Senior Center, beginning April 9 and ending June 20.

Participants can register for both days for a cost of $75 for the entire session or for one day for a fee of $55 for the session. A completed registration form and payment are due prior to the first class on April 9. Refunds will not be given.

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Registration forms can be downloaded at the Milltown borough website. Forms and payment should be mailed to the Milltown Recreation Department, 39 Washington Avenue, Milltown, NJ, 08850. Checks can be made payable to the Milltown Recreation Department.

The Milltown Senior Citizen Center is located at 60 Violet Terrace.