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Benfits of Yoga- Why Yoga Exercise is good for you

Yoga books tell us that Yoga, as we all know, is aimed to unite the mind, the body, and the spirit. Yogis view that the mind and the body are one and that if it is given the right yoga kit and tools and taken to the right environment, it can find harmony and heal it. Yoga therefore is considered therapeutic. It helps you become more aware of your body's posture, alignment and patterns of movement. It makes the body more flexible and helps you relax even in the midst of a stress stricken environment. This is one of the foremost reasons why people want to start Practicing Yoga - to feel fitter, be more energetic, and be happier and peaceful.

Yoga is a science that has been practiced for thousands of years. It is consists of Ancient Theories, observations and principles about the mind and body connection which is now being proven by modern medicine. Substantial research has been conducted to look at the Health Benefits of Yoga - from the Yoga Postures (Asanas), Yoga Breathing (Pranayama), and Meditation. The information on Yoga Poses & Benefits is grouped into three categories-physiological, psychological, biochemical effects. Furthermore, scientists have laid these results against the benefits of regular exercise.

Physiological Benefits of Yoga

  • Stable autonomic nervous system equilibrium
  • Decreases pulse rate
  • Decreases respiratory rate
  • Decreases blood pressure (of special significance for hypo reactors)
  • Increases Galvanic Skin Response (GSR)
  • EEG – Increases alpha waves (theta, delta, and beta waves also increase during various stages of meditation)
  • Decreases EMG activity
  • Increases Cardiovascular efficiency
  • Increases Respiratory efficiency
  • Normalizes Gastrointestinal function
  • Normalizes Endocrine function
  • Improves Excretory functions
  • Increases Musculoskeletal flexibility and joint range of motion
  • Increases Breath-holding time
  • Increases Joint range of motion
  • Increases Grip strength
  • Improves Eye-hand coordination
  • Improve Dexterity skills
  • Improves Reaction time
  • Improves Posture
  • Increase Strength and resiliency
  • Increases Endurance
  • Increases Energy level
  • Normalizes Weight
  • Improves Sleep
  • Increases Immunity
  • Decreases Pain
  • Improves Steadiness
  • Improves Depth perception
  • Improves Balance
  • Improves Integrated functioning of body parts