Benefits of Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga has both preventive and therapeutic benefits and has been proven to endow the practitioner both physical and mental benefits.

The many physical benefits of Hatha Yoga are:

  • Boosts up the immune system


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  • Develops balance and ace;
  • Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels while encouraging weight loss
  • Increases flexibility and muscle joint mobility
  • Improves body posture
  • Reinforces the strength of the spine
  • Relieves back pain
  • Enhances overall muscular-skeletal conditions, for eg. bad knees
  • Improves body circulation
  • Heals heart conditions and breathing disorders
  • Rouses the endocrinal glands
  • Perks up digestion and elimination
  • Heals conditions like tight shoulders and neck, swayback and scoliosis; increases stamina

The mental benefits include of Hatha Yoga are:

  • Centers attention
  • Frees the spirit
  • Increases body awareness
  • Refreshes the body by relieving muscle strain
  • Relaxes the mind and body
  • Relieves chronic stress patterns in the body
  • Sharpens concentration

Day by day, medical science is discovering more and more health benefits of Hatha Yoga. Research has already proven that it can ease the symptoms of several common and potentially life-threatening illnesses. These include:

  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Diabetes
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Obesity

A lot of professions are of the opinion that it even fends off the ravages of old age.

Hatha Yoga is an almost-perfect fitness routine, which gives people of all ages the means to get and remain in shape. Further, it helps develop balance, coordination, not to mention, a sense of Self-awareness. The practice of Hatha Yoga restores, refreshes, and heals the human body of all ills. Stretching and toning the muscles, joints, and spine and directing blood and oxygen to the internal organs including the glands and nerves are just some of the physical benefits of Hatha Yoga.

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