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6 Physical Health Benefits of Yoga


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Introduction

Yoga is an ancient Indian philosophy that was originally designed as a path to spiritual enlightenment.

Yoga means union. Its ultimate aim is to create a union between mind & body, for a healthy & balanced approach to life.

To achieve this, yoga uses movement, postures, breath, relaxation & meditation.


6 Physical Health Benefits of Yoga

  1. Heating effect Combination of Ujjayi breathing technique & Asanas postures in yoga creates a heating effect which detoxifies the body. This improves circulation, normalises your blood pressure, improves your digestion and cleanses toxins away from your body.
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  3. Cardiovascular conditioning Yoga uses all muscles of your body & improves your flexibility, strength & tone. This helps weight loss & fat burning.
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  5. Balance Regular yoga practice gives you greater sense of balance & coordination.
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  7. Mobility Joints are moved through their full range of motion in yoga. This eases stiffness. Postures in yoga can reduce or help avoid long-term back pain.
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  9. Toning & Massage of internal organs This helps prevent some diseases and enhances functionality of organs.
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  11. Lung Function Deeper breathing which is taught in yoga improves lung function & increase oxygen intake. This also makes your body more alkaline. This restores your body's acid/alkaline ratio towards good health. Over-acidity can be harmful to bones & tissues, leading to arthritis, fatigue, mental fatigue, headaches & depression.

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