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5 Benefits of Yoga

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If you did the "downward dog" yoga pose today, you might feel more relaxed. Regardless of your level of yoga expertise, if you practice regularly, you will feel better from head to toe.

Yoga provides physical and mental health benefits for people of all ages. Moreover, if you are sick, recovering from surgery or suffering from a chronic disease, yoga can be an integral part of your treatment and may accelerate healing.

Yoga therapists can work with patients and develop personalized plans that are combined with their medical and surgical therapies. In this way, yoga can support the healing process and help people experience symptoms with greater concentration and less pain.

1. Yoga improves strength, balance and flexibility.

Slow movement and deep breathing increase blood flow and warm up muscles, while holding a pose can build strength.

Try it: Tree Pose
Balance on one foot, while holding the other foot to your calf or above the knee (but never on the knee) at a right angle. Try to focus on one spot in front of you, while you balance for one minute.

2. Yoga helps with back pain relief.

Yoga is as good as basic stretching for easing pain and improving mobility in people with lower back pain. The American College of Physicians recommends yoga as a first-line treatment for chronic low back pain.

Try it: Cat-Cow Pose
Get on all fours, placing your palms underneath your shoulders and your knees underneath your hips. First, inhale, as you let your stomach drop down toward the floor. Then, exhale, as you draw your navel toward your spine, arching your spine like a cat stretching.

3. Yoga benefits heart health.

Regular yoga practice may reduce levels of stress and body-wide inflammation, contributing to heart Several of the factors contributing to heart disease, including high blood pressure and excess weight, can also be addressed through yoga.

Try it: Downward Dog Pose
Get on all fours, then tuck your toes under and bring your sitting bones up, so that you make a triangle shape. Keep a slight bend in your knees, while lengthening your spine and tailbone.

5. Yoga relaxes you, to help you sleep better.

Study shows that a consistent bedtime yoga routine can help you get in the right mindset and prepare your body to fall asleep and stay asleep.

Try It: Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose
Sit with your left side against a wall, then gently turn right and lift your legs up to rest against the wall, keeping your back on the floor and your sitting bones close to the wall. You can remain in this position for 5 to 15 minutes.


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