Practicing yoga has so many scientific benefits!
Yoga has many mind/body health benefits. That’s why this dicipline is popular & practiced by so many around the world. A few common benefits of a regular practice are included below:
~ Stress reduction: the number one benefit of yoga.
~ Steadies the mind’s thoughts . . . slows them d-o-w-n….
~ Reduces & often eliminates pain, such as that in the back, neck, shoulders, knees & hips
~ Lowers anxiety & promotes a sense of well being
~ Strengthens (& leans) muscles
~ Contributes to greater range of motion & more stability
~ Helps with sleep quality & reduces/diminishes insomnia
~ Lowers blood pressure
~ Reduces stress
~ Purifies and detoxifies internal organs & glands & makes the skin glow!
~ Improves digestion
~ Strengthens, balances & stretches inactive & tight muscles
~ Increases circulation and initiates blood flow throughout the body & brain
~ Improves nerve function
~ Increases lung capacity (we usually only use 30% of our lungs)
~ Helps calm the mind, enhancing productivity & ability to focus
~ Uplifts mood and boosts energy & stamina (terrific for athletes)
~ Improves mental health & overall well-being
~ Helps calm anxiety & decreases depression (often in conjunction with other
therapies), boosting seretonin & norepenepherine production (our “happy
~ Balances the body & mind and grounds us for life’s inevitables. . .
~ Helps with the anti-aging process (invert, it’s good for you!)
~ Boosts the mood, lifts the spirit, levels the ego & leaves us content