Benefits of Yoga


 

Many of us have probably heard that yoga is certainly a good exercise. Maybe some of us have even tried yoga.

But what are the specific health benefits you can expect to enjoy from doing yoga regularly?

The practice of yoga is much more than a system of physical exercise for health. It is an ancient path to spiritual growth.
External BENEFITS

  1. Creates a toned & flexible body.
  2. Improve posture.
  3. Improves Respiration / breathing.
  4. Improve Energy & vitality.
  5. Help to relives pain.
  6. Helps to maintain metabolism/ maintain weight.
  7. Slow aging process- Helps to look & feel younger than your age
  8. Increased relaxation.
  9. Better sleep
  10. More enjoyable sexuality.
  11. Balanced workout of all muscles

INTERNAL BENEFITS

  1. Regulates hormones & endocrine system
  2. Maintain  blood pressure
  3. Improved cardiovascular efficiency
  4. It helps to lowers bad cholesterol levels 7 increased good cholesterol
  5. Stimulated circulation
  6. It gives a better gastrointestinal health
  7. Stronger immune system
  8. Helps to maintain metabolism
  9. Organ stimulation & function
  10. Higher pain tolerance
  11. Improved respiration
  12. Slower pulse rate

MENTAL BENEFITS

  1. Encourages positive thoughts & self acceptance.
  2. Increased body awareness & overall calm feeling
  3. Improved concentration, focus & memory
  4. Helps to relax & handle stressful situations more easily.
  5. Decreased depression & negativity
  6. Mind, body & soul connection
  7. Improved mood & outlook on life
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2 thoughts on “Benefits of Yoga

  1. Wow, that certainly is a very long list of benefits. I have just begun doing Yoga recently, primarily because I have very poor flexibility despite being in very good physical shape.

    I have listened to some of Deepak Chopra’s material on Ayurveda some time ago and found it fairly interesting actually, even though many of the concepts were always a little too abstract for me.

    If I may ask, does Ayurveda say anything about the effect that the environment you live in has on your health, wealth and happiness? This is the approach I am blogging about at the moment and also the approach I have found to work best in my own life after studying a wide range of different materials.

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