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Benefits of Yoga

Yoga for the Body

Regular yoga practice helps improve strength, balance, and flexibility. It increases blood flow and builds muscle strength with slow movements and deep breathing while holding a pose.

The benefits of having a strong core include injury prevention, reduction of back pain, improved lifting mechanics, balance, stability, and posture.

Yoga can aid digestion, elimination of constipation and bloating by increasing the circulation and energy to the internal organs, and management of chronic conditions like irritable bowel syndrome and gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Yoga is a combination of physical exercise, diet control, breathing techniques, and concentration which strengthens the body and relaxes the mind. This, in turn, improves immunity and flexibility.

Yoga may help you manage stress, improve your mood, curb emotional eating, and create a community of support, all of which can help with weight loss and maintenance. Yoga can also help you burn calories, as well as increase your muscle mass and tone.

Yoga for the Mind

During yoga practices, we begin to unravel muscular tension and this process can also release the associated emotions bound in our muscles. Our yoga practice strengthens our physical, mental, and emotional bodies and increases our capacity to process difficult emotions, stress, anxiety, and past traumas. Thus, making us happier people.

Practicing yoga postures which involve inversions, such as headstand and shoulder stand helps to increase blood circulation to the brain. Improved blood circulation means the brain receives more oxygen, thus increasing alertness, awareness, and sharper memory.

Studies suggest a regular nighttime Yoga routine can help you get the right mindset and prepare your body to fall asleep and stay asleep.

Since practicing yoga eliminates stress and negative feelings from your mind it enables your mind to function faster and better without getting tired.

Yoga for the Soul

If energy centers are blocked, one may experience physical or emotional symptoms related to a particular chakra. You may be able to unblock or rebalance your chakras by doing certain yoga poses.

Being blissful is the state of mind you’re in when you’re doing what brings you a deep sense of joy. We feel blissful when our energy system is open and expanded, flowing from our heart space and connecting us to our natural state of love, kindness, and compassion. The more conscious we are of our inner world, the abler we are to make choices that allow us to experience bliss. Specific asanas, pranayama, and meditation practices may help.

Some studies suggest that Yoga helps boost self-awareness which enables you to understand your body.

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