Yoga is an ancient science form originated in India some 5000 years ago. Practitioners of Yoga swear by this form of exercise. It’s healing properties are well known to many people and this includes several prominent personalities the world over. Some famous people who do Yoga on a very regular basis include:
Barack Obama and many many more…
Now if so many celebrities and world leaders vouch for Yoga then there must be certain benefits it offers. Today, you will learn the secret behind the science. Over the past decade particularly awareness towards the health benefits of Yoga has increased manifold. So, continue reading and you too move on the path to good health!
Improves Flexibilty and Stamina– That yoga improves flexibility is a well established fact. Regularly doing Yoga improves the flexibility of the neck, shoulders and lower back. Also, Yoga increases a person’s stamina and endurance for more rigorous exercise.
Teaches mindfulness- The slow and graceful movements that Yoga consists of creates a connect between the mind and body. These gradual movements, during which one has to focus on the inhalation and exhalation of breath, teaches a person the art of being mindful even in daily routine.
Brings a sense of calm– Focussing on the breath, calms the mind and as one begins to practice various kinds of Pranayam (Yogic breathing exercises) a state of meditation is easy to reach.
Improved respiration- Breathing consciously and conscious breathing are both techniques that a practitioner of Yoga learns. This also helps to correct the way we breath normally, leading to an overall improvement in health.
Weight reduction– Regular practice of Yoga tones up muscles and leads to reduction in weight. Although Yoga asasnas look simple and easy to perform as well as appear low intensity, they do tone up muscle and lead to a gradual loss of weight.
So now that you know of a few health benefits of Yoga, read up some more articles and enjoy this age-old practice. Something that has become and remained popular for a decade and more, has to be great, isn’t it?
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