What Are The Benefits of Yoga?

The physical benefits of yoga are:

  • Strengthens muscles and tones body

  • Increases range of motion and flexibility

  • Boosts circulation

  • Reduces inflammation

  • Alleviates chronic pain

  • Improves balance and stability

  • Helps to aid in weight loss

  • Helps to improve digestion

  • Strengthens core muscles

  • Helps to detoxify the body

  • Improves posture

  • Improves lung function and capacity

The mental and spiritual benefits of yoga are:

  • Reduces stress and boosts mood

  • Improves focus and concentration

  • Helps with better sleep

  • Can provide relief for panic attacks

  • Anchors you into the present moment

  • Helps to balance your chakras (energy centres within the body)

  • Helps to build self-confidence and self-esteem

  • Can connect you to others and make you feel more compassionate

  • Helps you cultivate a gratitude attitude

  • Helps you work through tough emotions

  • Helps with cultivating more awareness and connection to self and spirit.

Every individual will approach their yoga practice in their own way, thus benefiting according to what they are looking to get out of it. Most of the time though, you’ll get so much more than what you initially expected, and that’s the beauty of yoga.

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