MILLTOWN, NJ - Namaste. Yoga has been around for centuries along with the health benefits of regular practice. According to the Yoga Journal, there are more than 30 reasons why folks should roll out the mat to improve both physical and emotional well being. Those numerous and growing pluses include:

  • 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

Adults interested in giving the discipline a try can check out the fall yoga session with Michelle Scarduffa. Registration is  now open for autumn classes that will take place at the Milltown Senior Citizen Center. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. They begin on September 11 and run through December 20. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

The price for the session is $55 for one class per week and $75 for two classes per week. Registration form  and payment must be received prior to the first class. Forms can be found online at the Milltown Boro website and should be returned to the Milltown Recreation Department. Payment and form can be mailed to the Milltown Recreation Department at 39 Washington Avenue, Milltown, NJ, 08850. Checks should be made payable to the Milltown Recreation Department.

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