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Long-term yoga practitioners have reported musculoskeletal and mental health improvements, as well as reduced symptoms of asthma in asthmatics. Regular yoga practice has been shown to improve mood and anxiety more than some other metabolically matched exercises, such as walking. Overall, studies of the effects of yoga on heart disease suggest that yoga may reduce high blood pressure, improve symptoms of heart failure, enhance cardiac rehabilitation, and lower cardiovascular    risk factors. Yoga is used for treatment of cancer patients to decrease depression, insomnia, pain, and fatigue and increase anxiety control.

In short, yoga is a disciplined method utilized for attaining a goal. The physical postures of yoga are used to alleviate health problems, reduce stress and increase suppleness of the spine. Yoga is used as a complete exercise program for the mind, body and soul.

Physiological Benefits of Yoga

  1. Stabilizes autonomic nervous system and strengthens equilibrium

  2. Decreases blood pressure, pulse & respiratory rate

  3. Increases immunity, cardiovascular & respiratory efficiency

  4. Normalizes Endocrine & gastrointestinal function

  5. Excretory functions improve

  6. Increases myoskeletal flexibility, joint range of motion , & grip strength

  7. Improves posture, eye-hand coordination, dexterity skills, reaction time & steadiness

  8. Increases strength,  resiliency, endurance & energy levels

  9. Normalizes weight

  10. Improves sleep

Psychological Benefits of Yoga

  1. Increases somatic and kinesthetic awareness

  2. Improves mood, memory, attention & concentration

  3. Increases self-acceptance, self-actualization, & social adjustment

  4. Decreases anxiety, depression, & hostility

Biochemical Benefits of Yoga

  1. Decreases Total white blood cell count, Glucose, Sodium Triglycerides, LDL & VLDL cholesterol, Catecholamines,& Total cholesterol

  2. Increases HDL cholesterol, Cholinesterase, ATPase, Hematocrit, Hemoglobin, Thyroxin, & Total

  3.    serum protein

Yoga Health Benefits

  1.      Subcortical regions of brain & Parasympathetic Nervous System dominate

    1. Slow dynamic &static movements

    2. Normalization of muscle tone

    3. Low risk of injuring muscles and ligaments

    4. Energizing (breathing is natural or controlled)

    5. Balanced activity of opposing muscle groups

    6. Noncompetitive, process-oriented

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