Yoga Benefits

(August 18, 2008)

What are the benefits of yoga?

Yoga is one of the oldest forms of spiritual paths in the world today. It was originated in India over a thousand years ago. The concept of yoga has reached in every corner of the world and the reason being, its endless benefits. Yoga is considered to cure and improve each and every part of the body. Yoga techniques benefit the body, mind and soul.

Yoga has the ability to treat a person physiologically, psychologically and also spiritually. These three aspects are the most important in a person's life. When these three aspects are in balance, a person will feel positive and pleased with life. Some of the benefits of yoga are as follows:-

Physiological Benefits

  • Weight Maintenance - Yoga plays a very important role in curbing weight problems. People who are underweight or overweight have greatly benefitted from yoga.

  • Healthy Body - Yoga techniques are known to keep the body healthy and free from all sorts of ailments and disorders.

  • Respiratory Disorders - Yoga techniques are known to cure all kinds of respiratory disorders such as asthma and many more.

  • Blood Pressure - Yoga techniques are also known to balance the blood pressure in the body. It is instrumental in treating both high and low blood pressure.

  • Body Aches - There are various yoga techniques that are believed to cure almost all kinds of body pains. Arthritis, back ache and osteoporosis are some of the ailments cured by yoga techniques.

  • Muscle Toning - Yoga exercises have a deep impact on weak and flaccid muscles. Due to the exercises, the excess fat is eventually converted to muscles.

Psychological Benefits

  • Peace of Mind - Yoga helps a person to keep a calm mind under all situations.
  • Positive Thinking - Yoga helps in creating a positive attitude towards life. The person will get rid of depression and will look at the brighter side of life.
  • Concentration - Yoga techniques help the person improve his concentration to a great extent. Increased concentration also improves a person's awareness.

Spiritual Benefits

  • Spiritual Awakening - A person practicing yoga will realize that the true meaning of life is in its well-being. The person will be spiritually awakened and the person will actually start living the life rather than surviving the everyday run of life.

In order to achieve the above mentioned benefits, it is very important to perform yoga exercises on a daily basis. You will see a remarkable change in your mind and body within the first week itself. The benefits of yoga are very rewarding and can be achieved by people of all age groups.

Submitted by S C on August 18, 2008 at 07:28

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