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Health Benefits of Yoga

Started by mike , author of Exercise and Nutrition Tips 7/7/2012 7:36:22 PM


Yoga Health Benefits

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Yoga is quickly becoming the most popular exercise around the world. Millions of people are doing yoga in their own homes or taking classes just to see what this ancient practice can do for them. Yoga has a number of benefits that can really help to improve the quality of your life and your daily sense of well-being. By understanding the health benefits of yoga, you will see just how important it is to begin incorporating yoga into your daily routine.


The first of the health benefits of yoga  that many yoga enthusiasts will notice is that the
practice can help to change the way that they perceive food, which helps them to eat healthier in return. Yoga actually boosts the metabolism and gives you a sense of well-being that no food could ever replace. You will find that doing a couple of minutes of yoga also helps to curb any hunger cravings that you are dealing with.


The next health benefit of yoga is an improvement in flexibility. Yoga helps to stretch muscles so that you can become more limber as a result of doing this regularly. You will find that this improved flexibility helps you to feel younger and more toned. You will be able to get around easily and do things that you never thought possible.

Weight Loss

Yoga also helps to encourage weight loss in those who are overweight or obese. As stated before, this practice boosts metabolism and curbs cravings. You will find that regular yoga helps you to burn calories and fat each time you do certain poses. Your weight loss results will be apparent the more that you practice yoga and incorporate it into your daily life.

Stress Reduction

The last and possibly most rewarding health benefit of yoga is being able to reduce stress. Almost everyone deals with stress on a regular basis. Whether you are dealing with work-related issues or problems at home, it is nice to take a little time for yourself and relax the body with gentle yoga.


As you can see, the health benefits of yoga can help to improve your quality of life each day. Whether you choose to take a Dallas yoga class or you practice at home, you will be amazed at what this exercise can do for both your body and mind. You will have a sense of peace and a more toned physique when you begin to do yoga every day.

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Reply by Rona

author of BerryMorins Bits and Tips 7/21/2012 7:12:03 PM

My son turned me onto yoga earlier this year.  As a severe chronic pain sufferer I've been able to reduce stress, breath better, more confident and flexible and have more endurance for the day. 

I love that there are instructors that show modified postures and encouragement. 

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