You’ve probably heard that doing yoga is good for you, but what are the specific health benefits you can expect to enjoy?
Increases Flexibility – Using yoga to stretch your body will increase flexibility, enhancing your range of motion. Doing yoga consistently, you can expect to gain flexibility in your hamstring, back, shoulders, and hips.
Increases lubrication of all joints, ligaments and tendons – Because the poses performed during yoga are low impact and held for a set time, your body increases blood flow and provides the support that the body’s limbs need to function properly.
Massages ALL organs of the body – Yoga is perhaps the only form of activity which massages all the internal glands and organs of the body in a thorough manner.
Completely detoxifies the body – By gently stretching muscles and joints as well as massaging the various organs, yoga maximizes blood supply to various parts of the body, flushing toxins out from every nook and cranny.
Excellent toning of the muscles – As a by-product of getting stronger through the regular practice of yoga, you can expect to see increased muscle tone. Yoga helps shape long, lean muscles.
Relaxes the mind – In doing yoga, you are concentrating so intently on what your body is doing, how your body is breathing, and being introduced to meditation techniques, it has the effect of bringing a calmness to the mind.
Improved sleep – The ability of yoga to reduce muscle tension, slow your heart rate and calm a racing mind combines to provide for a good night’s sleep.
Supports weight loss – Through yoga, you are more mindful, changing the relationship of mind to body, and eventually to food and eating.