Health Benefits

The simple, gentle exercises practiced at Figure 8 Studio can be practiced by anyone who wants a relaxed posture and improved overall health, no matter their age, gender or physical condition.

It is particularly recommended for people suffering from the following conditions:

  • Chronic or acute lower back pain, herniated disc, sciatica, joint pain
  • Knotted neck and shoulder muscles, frozen shoulder
  • Coldness, swelling or numbness of the hands and feet
  • Constipation, indigestion, hormonal imbalance
  • Chronic fatigue and drowsiness, insomnia, chronic headaches

It is also recommended for the following kinds of people:

  • Anyone who does repetitive deskwork
  • Dancers, athletes, martial artists, singers, musicians, actors or anyone else that wants to improve their performance
  • Those undergoing injury rehabilitation
  • The elderly

Regular Mitzvah practice is reported to have the following benefits:

  • Alleviation of chronic pain and discomfort arising from postural distortions
  • Improvement and maintenance of overall health
  • Release from unnecessary tension and strain
  • Good sleep
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Increased height, a slimmer build and a more supple body

Even the first lesson has an effect. However, due to the subtlety of the practice, students are recommended to continue for at least 5 lessons until they can develop enough understanding and sensitivity to feel the full benefits.