Physical and Mental Benefits of Yoga

June 11, 2014 1 min read

physical and mental benefits of yoga

Physical and Mental Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is all about "balance" – not just in our body, but in our mind, as well. Yoga brings balanced moderation in every aspect of our life. In fact, not only does it provide preventive measures, but also therapeutic benefits to one's healthRegular practice of yoga has been shown to provide both physical and mental benefits, such as the following.


Physical Benefits of Yoga

  • Improves flexibility
  • Develops balance and grace
  • Develops, tones, and strengthens the muscles
  • Enhances muscle joint mobility
  • Improves posture by strengthening the spine and relieving back pain.
  • Improves condition of the muscular and skeletal system of the body
  • Prevents development of bad knees, stiff neck, tight shoulders, and scoliosis
  • Improves stamina
  • Enhances digestion and waste elimination
  • Increases the circulation of the blood and helps improve heart conditions
  • Prevents breathing disorders by clearing the lungs
  • Boosts immunity and disease prevention
  • Reduces high level of cholesterol and blood sugar
  • Helps in weight loss and weight control


Mental Benefits of Yoga
  • Sharpens focus and concentration
  • Relaxes the mind and body
  • Frees the mind off stress
  • Increases body awareness
  • Invigorates the mind and body by relieving chronic stress and muscle strain
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