Benefits of Yoga
A Benefits of Yoga benefits all ages, from babies and toddlers to baby-boomers, grumpy teenagers and even grandparents. As long as you listen to your body and modify poses accordingly, anyone can reap the rewards of this ancient discipline.
Improves balance – Yoga poses like Chair Pose (Utkatasana), Half-Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) and King Dancer pose strengthen the core, build strength in the legs and torso and help improve balance and stability.
Increases flexibility – Yoga’s dynamic movements and stretching improves suppleness and flexibility in the muscles of the legs, arms, back, shoulders and hips. It also helps elongate the iliotibial band and piriformis muscle, which can be tight in runners. In addition, the seated twists of poses like Reclined Big Toe Pose (Supta Pandangusthasana) and Eye of the Needle Pose (Bhujangasana) can provide gentle stretches to the hamstrings and lower back.
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Reduces stress and anxiety – Studies indicate that yoga improves mood by reducing levels of the hormone cortisol, which can cause tension, fatigue and low blood pressure. It may also increase serotonin levels and decrease levels of monoamine oxidase, an enzyme that breaks down neurotransmitters and can lead to depression.
Boosts immunity – Studies suggest that yoga can help people with chronic illnesses manage their symptoms. For example, it can reduce low-back pain, neck pain and the pain associated with chronic diseases such as lupus, MS, fibromyalgia, and knee osteoarthritis, as well as help people lose weight.