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What are some health benefits of yoga?

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Yash Mathers

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Answered on Jun 20, 2019

The term "Yoga" came from Pre-Vedic Indian traditions. It was defined and speculated in Rigveda, one of the ancient Indian hymns. Yoga escalated quickly worldwide due to its enormous benefits that we'll discuss further.

  • First and foremost is flexibility. The more flexible your body is, the fewer chances are there for you to get an injury as it strengthens the bones and muscles throughout your body.
  • Second, It elevates the flow of energy in a very profound way. The way it should be. It'll help you stay joyful and blissful.
  • Third, It enhances the way you breathe to keep you from lungs related problems like Asthma, Bronchitis, etc.
  • For those seeking to reduce fat, Yoga is the safest and the most effective way to go. Exercises like Paripurna Navasana(Boat Pose), Utthita Parsvakonasana(Extended Side Angle Pose), etc.
  • Improved Athletic Performance, Again the better your body structure, the better your body will function and more athletic you will be physical as well as mentally.
  • Improves decision-making capabilities, by practicing deep breathing exercises on a daily basis such as Pranayama, Anulom Vilom, etc.
  • Keeps you safe and sound from deadliest Thriving diseases like the kinds of Cancer, Tumours, etc.



Answered on Mar 28, 2018

There are quite a lot of health benefits of yoga. Firstly and most importantly, yoga helps in controlling both the heart rate and the mind. In other words, it helps people in finding mental peace and as a result of this, relaxes both the mind and the body which is a great need today. Other health benefits of yoga are focused at the body posture, and the overall tone of the body.

Due to all the stretching, the body muscles develop a good level of strength and bones develop flexibility which can prevent a lot of injuries such as fractures.

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