Tuesday, January 31, 2012

6 Healthy Benefits of Yoga For Your Body And Mind

Yoga is an exercise technique that also works remarkably well to achieve mental and emotional harmony and helps the mind work in synchronization with the body. How often do we find that we are unable to perform our daily activities properly and in a satisfying manner because the confusions and conflicts in our mind weigh so heavily upon us?

Yoga postures Bhagaritasana.intro.Image via WikipediStress is the number one culprit affecting all parts of our physical, endocrinal and emotional system. Yoga can help relieve stress and balance all of these systems to work in harmony as they should. And at the physical level, yoga and its cleansing practices have proven to be extremely effective for various disorders.

Listed below are just some of the benefits of yoga.

1: Yoga is known to increase flexibility. Yoga has postures that work all the different joints of the body, including those joints that are not acted upon with regular exercise routines.Putting these joint through their full range of motion on a regular basis increases blood flow, leading to more flexibility and less stiffness and pain.

2: Yoga also increases the lubrication of joints, ligament and tendons. The well-researched yoga positions exercise the different tendons and ligaments of the body, further adding to flexibility while improving joint health.

3: Yoga also massages all organs of the body. Yoga is one the few (if not the only) exercise forms that can work on your internal organs in a thorough manner, including those that rarely get externally stimulated during our daily lives. This increases blood flow and improves function throughout our bodies.

4: Yoga acts in a wholesome manner on the entire body. This stimulation and massage of the organs and muscles in turn benefits us by keeping our bodies in top working order, thus helping to prevent disease and illness.

5: Yoga offers a complete detoxification of the body. Because it gently stretches the muscles and joints as well as massaging the various organs, yoga ensures the optimum blood supply to various parts of the body. This helps in the flushing out of toxins from every nook and cranny of your body as well as providing needed nourishment. This leads to benefits such as delayed aging ,increased energy, and a more healthy and peaceful life.

See: www.falundafa.org/eng/exercises.htmlImage via Wikipedia6: And let's not forget, yoga is also an excellent way to tone your muscles! During a yoga workout, muscles are stretched, strengthened, and challenged, leading to a stronger, more toned and healthy body, with less pain and less susceptibility to injury.

But these enormous physical benefits are just the physical effects of this powerful practice. Yoga also helps to harmonize the mind with the body, similar to meditation, but with a more tangible physical result as well.

This in turn creates a remarkable calmness and a positive outlook, which also has tremendous benefits on the physical health of the body. Both your body and mind can reap great benefits through the regular practice of yoga.

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