yoga benefits

Health Benefits ascribed to Yoga Practice.

Yoga, as we all know, is aimed to unite the mind, the body, and the spirit. Yogis view that the mind and the body are one, and that if it is given the right Yoga knowledge and taken to the right environment, it can find harmony and heal itself. Yoga therefore is considered therapeutic. It helps you become more aware of your body’s posture, inner body, alignment and patterns of movement. It makes the body more flexible, alert and helps you relax even in the midst of a stress stricken environment. This is one of the foremost reasons why people want to start Practicing Yoga – to be healthier, be more energetic, be happier and peaceful.

Yoga is a science that has been practiced for thousands of years. It consists of Ancient Theories, observations and principles about the mind and body connections, which are now being proven by modern medicine and science. Substantial research has been conducted to look at the Health Benefits of Yoga – from the Yoga Postures (Asanas), Yoga Breathing (Pranayama), and Meditation. The information on Yoga Poses & Benefits are grouped into three categories-physiological, psychological and biochemical effects. Furthermore, scientists have laid these results against the benefits of regular exercise.

Just to name a few physiological benefits :

Excretory functions improve

Endurance increases

Endocrine function normalizes

Eye-hand coordination improves

Psychological Benefits of Yoga

▪    Somatic and kinesthetic awareness increase

▪    Mood improves and subjective well-being increases

▪    Self-acceptance and self-actualization increase

▪    Social adjustment increases

▪    Anxiety and Depression decrease

Biochemical Benefits of Yoga

▪    Glucose decreases

▪    Sodium decreases

▪    Total cholesterol decreases