The Benefits of Yoga

A quick google search can net you articles, infographics, blogs, and testimonials galore on the benefits of yoga. Perhaps an even easier way to find out about the myriad of benefits yoga offers is to just ask anyone who does yoga on a fairly regular basis. Regardless of the source you might choose, you’ll find that beyond a doubt, yoga offers a ton of benefits.

What’s really great today is that there’s now scientific and medical research to confirm what yoga practitioners have said all along as to the many, many benefits of yoga. From the physical to the mental, the external to the internal, there’s no shortage of real benefits to a consistent yoga practice.

Here’s just a few of the benefits of yoga to consider:

Benefits to the Physical Body

  • Increases flexibility
  • Builds muscle
  • Perfects posture
  • Prevents cartilage and joint break down
  • Protects the spine
  • Improves bone health
  • Supports your connective tissues
  • Increases blood flow
  • Drains lymphs and boosts immunity
  • Improves the immune system functionality overall
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Regulates adrenal glands
  • Lowers blood sugar
  • Maintains your nervous system
  • Releases tension in the body (in the limbs especially)
  • Eases pain
  • Improves your balance
  • Improves sleep
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Improve breathing (which also increases lung capacity)
  • Helps prevent IBS and other digestive problems
  • Can help you lessen the need for medications/drugs

Benefits to the Mental/Spiritual Body

  • Makes you happier
  • Leads to a healthier lifestyle
  • Helps you focus
  • Relaxes/destresses you
  • Increases self-esteem
  • Gives you inner strength
  • Builds awareness for transformation
  • Benefits relationships

So, you can see why we say there’s a little something for everyone when it comes to yoga.  Regardless of your wellness goals, yoga can help with that.  Don’t believe it?  Come give yoga a try.  You will be amazed by what it can do for you and your body.

Namaste!

Bobbi Billman, Ignite Yoga & Wellness Owner

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