whether yoga is necessary for college students?

(August 31, 2008)

Regular practioners of yogic asanas experience greater stamina, power, strength & endurance. Yoga should be part of ones daily routine to enjoy its fruits to the fullest.
Benefits of yoga can be reaped by practioners of all age groups; more specifically Yoga can also help college goers:

Concentration:
Attention ,concentration and focus are key to success in academics. These can be promoted by a yoga asanas of mindful movements.

Healthy Body:
Yoga postures strengthen and tone every part of the body, including the internal organs. Through yoga you can also massages all organs of the body. Yoga is the perhaps only exercise that can work wonders on your internal organs in a thorough manner, including those that hardly ever get externally stimulated during our lifetime.  A healthy body can resist and fight diseases, this is essential to endure day to day challenges of life.

Relaxation:
Stress is said to be the number one suspect affecting all parts of our physical, endocrinal and emotional system. Yoga can through relaxation techniques relieve one of stress.
Yoga exercise, such as gentle stretching, breathing techniques, meditation and guided relaxation, releases body tension and has calming effect on the nervous system and emotions.

Glowing Skin:
Yoga assists in complete detoxification of the body. It helps in flushing out toxins from every nook and cranny of your body as well as provides nourishment up to the minute cell level. This leads to benefits such as delayed ageing, energy and a remarkable zest for life

Flexibility:
Yoga postures can gently stretch the muscles in the body. Yoga has postures that trigger   different joints of the body. Including those joints that are not worked upon with regular exercise routines. Yoga is found to increase the lubrication of joints, tendons and ligaments. It has also been found that the body which may have started doing yoga asanas, being a rigid one may experience remarkable flexibility in the end on those parts of the body which may not been consciously worked upon.

Nourishment and Healing:
Gentle, slow movements with deep breathing energize the body rather than tire it. This, in combination with yoga’s relaxation techniques, allows daily renewal and nourishment of the body-mind-spirit. Yoga is useful in exercising the glands, organs and endocrine system, massaging, toning and increasing circulation to stimulate, heal, and eliminate toxins from the body. Yoga ensures the increased flow of blood to various parts of the body.

With all these multi-faceted benefits that Yoga brings in one’s life, it is definitely beneficial to be practiced by college students.

Submitted by C D on August 31, 2008 at 01:54

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