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10 Benefits Of YOGA

The benefits of yoga are extensive. Not only does yoga affect the physical aspect of the body, it addresses the mind and spirit as well. Daily exercises are a great way to help relieve the stress of your day and can bring a sense of well-being to your life. Here are the top ten benefits of yoga.
1

Stress Relief

Yoga can help reduce the effects of stress on your body. One of the benefits of yoga is that it encourages relaxation and can lower the amount of cortisol (/hydrocortisone) in your body.
2

Pain Relief

Daily exercises of yoga can help ease the aches and pains of the body. Many people with very serious diseases have reported less pain after these daily exercises, such as asanas (yoga postures) or meditation.
3

Better Breathing

You will learn to take deeper, slower breaths with daily exercises of yoga. It will help to increase your lung function and set off the body's relaxation response. This can be one of the most powerful benefits of yoga.
4

Flexibility

You will notice your level of flexibility will increase, which will help with your range of motion. Sometimes in the yoga daily exercises, people cannot even touch their toes. The benefits of yoga will include lengthening the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your body to help you become more flexible.
5

Increased Strength

Yoga poses use all the muscles in your body and help you increase your strength level from head to toe. The benefits of yoga and daily exercises will help you strengthen your muscles close to the bones, which increase the support of your skeletal system as well.
6

Weight Management

You will see the benefits of yoga begin to affect your scale. Daily exercises are always recommended, but yoga helps reduce the level of cortisol in your body. This aids in weight loss and fat burning.
7

Improved Circulation

Yoga will help improve your body's circulation. In turn, with daily exercises, you will see the benefits of yoga with lowered blood pressure and pulse rates.
8

Cardiovascular Conditioning

Even the gentlest style of yoga will help to lower your resting heart rate and increase your overall endurance. This is one of the important benefits of yoga to help improve the amount of oxygen taken in during the daily exercises.
9

Focus on the Present

You can have greater coordination, memory skills, reaction times, and improved concentration skills by utilizing yoga for daily exercises. These benefits of yoga will extend far out of the yoga center.
10

Inner Peace

What more could you want. This is one of the primary reasons that people do daily exercises of yoga. This is one of the most important benefits of yoga and is also one of the more easy ones to attain.

The benefits of yoga are very far reaching indeed. There is no one other exercise avenue you can take that will address all of these issues in one simple session.

Comments (9)

I prefer krav maga !hole
LifeThirst
@cloudy58 A yoga teacher’s repute may depend on his some achievements (certification) and years of experience and the number & quality of students he trained. Thanks for commenting!
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cloudy58
I chose this topic because I have always wanted to start yoga especially after I hurt my back and was divorced and relocated my home.

The reason I did not was because I thought it was all standing on my head which would not have given me any inner peace.

I would like all the attributes that yoga gives a person, peace inner strength, and a process that affects your mind body and soul/spirit.

I am definitely going to start so thank you for this article I really need this kind of exercise that is not just pysical.

There are a few yoga classes in the local paper what do I look for to know I have found a good teacher?

Cloudy58
LifeThirst
@SaltyAir11 Yoga is the best exercise to keep body and mind fit up to any age.handshake bouquet
SaltyAir11
I love the calm and clearity of mind I get at the end of a Yoga session. Its unlike any activity Ive tried.
LifeThirst
@Redex handshake bouquet
Redex
Loved your list I do chi Kung and find for me that is an all round benfit to well being. It has the same benfits as your yoga it seemspeace
LifeThirst
@Galadrielle handshake bouquet
Galadrielle
Yes there is... QI GONG ----

It heals, releases the blocked energy in your meridian (chakras) and let them flow to prevent and cure sickness.

Don't forget that no discipline is absolute. A combination of all of them is.

Become the bee and fly from flower to flower to take the golden nectar and distribute it to all other lovely flowers.

Galadrielle.
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