16 Health Benefits of Yoga

16 Health Benefits of Yoga

What is Yoga?

yo·ga

ˈyōgə/

noun

noun: yoga

  1. a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation.

 

16 Benefits of Practicing Yoga:

  • helps manage stress and anxiety of day-to-day life

  • increases strength

  • increases flexibility

  • increases control over one’s own bodily movement

  • increases control over one’s own thoughts

  • enhances mood

  • increases sense of well-being

  • improves balance

  • effective in injury prevention for other physical activities

  • lowers blood pressure which can lead to the prevention of heart disease

  • can improve sleep patterns

  • can prevent depression due to the increase/ balanced level of the neurotransmitter GABA

  • certain styles of yoga are aerobic, which improves endurance

  • can improve body image

  • increases energy

  • certain styles can boost immune system