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Physical Benefits of Yoga
13. Aug, 2010
Yoga has got various physical benefits which many are not aware of. Most of the yoga poses can be modified so that it can fit people of different age groups and hence benefit from it. There is no age barrier for practicing yoga. Even people suffering from temporary or chronic physical problems can practice the modified yoga poses under proper guidance. Let’s now see the great physical benefits of yoga.
Yoga is a natural remedy for many ailments such as arthritis, migraine headaches, back pain and menstrual cramps. Most of the yoga postures helps in relieving stress, tension and muscle soreness. Practicing yoga regularly strengthens the immune system, prevents illness, improves flexibility and it makes you feel comfortable with your body. Hence yoga is practiced not for preventative therapy but also for promoting the overall health and well-being.
Practicing yoga regularly increases the lung capacity and it stabilizes breathing. Deep breathing yoga exercises makes the body more alkaline and less acidic. High acidity in body causes bone and tissue damage, arthritis, fatigue, stress and headache.
Improved Blood Circulation
Most of the yoga postures aims at improving and maintaining proper blood circulation all over the body. When blood circulation increases it removes the body impurities and it eliminates toxins. Doing yoga regularly keeps the blood pressure down and also the pulse rate.
More Strength and Flexibility
Practicing yoga regularly will show a clear improvement in the strength of musculoskeletal system and increases flexibility. The body joints will become more strong, stable and the range of motion increases. It also increases the stamina and endurance. Even osteoporosis is prevented by doing certain yogasanas. Also read : how yoga improves flexibility.
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