7 benefits of yoga.
by James Arthur Warren.
Yoga is an ancient form of exercise originating in India. Daily yoga practice has many benefits, balance, flexibility and strength. Before starting any exercise regime it is important to be checked by a doctor. There are many Youtube videos on yoga but for beginners I recommend starting Yoga under the guidance of a teacher. A good teacher is important because they can correct your body position in the different yoga poses and help prevent injury.
Once you have taken some classes, yoga is a convenient set of exercises that you can do in the privacy of your own home. I have found that yoga provides me with an improved standard of living and I recommend making it a part of your daily routine of good habits.
Here are the 7 of the many benefits of yoga.
- Yoga improves your flexibility. With regular practice you will be able to touch your toes and have less aches and pains when moving.
- Yoga improves your balance. Yoga postures need attention to balance and with regular practice your balance improves.
- Yoga improves your focus. Yoga requires focus on body position, breathing, stretching and balance. Yoga is like meditation and a great way to destress and unwind from daily pressures and achieve quietness of mind.
- Yoga improves your strength. Yoga won’t make you look like a bodybuilder but it will improve your strength.
- Yoga gives you better circulation. Yoga gets the blood flowing better right throughout your body. It is especially beneficial to the fine capillaries in the extremities of your fingers and toes.
- Yoga helps you breathe better. Yoga requires focus on your breath and improves your lung capacity.
- Yoga makes you look better. Daily yoga will make you look fitter, helps people lose weight and results in improved posture.
Check out this Youtube video on the 7 benefits of yoga.
Bonus Benefit: Yoga gives you more energy. It gets the prana or chi flowing which gives you more energy in the day and also helps you sleep better.
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