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Benefits of Yoga for the Body

26 Nov 2011 8:38 PM | Anonymous

Just as the knowledge of Yoga is vast and deep, so are its benefits. The practice of yoga benefits the body, mind and spirit.

 

Benefits of yoga for the body: 

 

Regular practice of yoga, benefits the body in the following ways:

  • Improves flexibility of muscles and joints
  • Strengthens muscles and bones
  • Improves posture and body alignment
  • Improves digestion, circulation, and immunity
  • Enhances function of neurological and endocrine organs
  • Helps relieve chronic illnesses, such as chronic pain syndromes, anxiety and panic disorders, depression, sleep disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome and high blood pressure

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Overall the body feels healthier, more energetic. It is less prone to diseases and effects of day-to-day stress.

Overall the body feels healthier, more energetic. It is less prone to diseases and effects of day-to-day stress.

 

Benefits of yoga for the mind:

If the mind is well, everything else feels well. With regular practise of yoga, the mind gets the following benefits:

  • Increased peace, alertness and clarity of mind
  • Increased ability to deal effectively with short and long-term stresses
  • Increased concentration of mind
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Decreased reliance on drugs
  • Greater energy and enthusiasm for life

Everyone can benefit from yoga if they undergo proper training and continue with systematic practise.

For more information and research on the benefits of yoga and Sudarshan Kriya, see:

Harvard Medical School talks about Sudarshan Kriya and Art of Living Foundation

 

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