Benefits Of Yoga Therapy

By Patricia | February 19, 2009
Yoga Therapy: Rejuvenation Benefits

Yoga offers great benefits for both your body as well as for your mind. It helps to slow down the ageing process of your body by keeping it clean and healthy from deep inside. It also helps to improve the flexibility of your body. The combination of yoga asanas or postures, pranayama or the breathing exercises and Dhyana or the meditation brings about a unique sense of wellness and peace. They also help to prevent various health problems such as diabetes, disorders of the digestive system, arthritis, high and low blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, weakness and fatigue, varicose veins, asthma and other breathing problems and various heart conditions.

Regular practice of yoga helps to create a good balance between the endocrine system and the nervous system and this has a direct influence on all the other organs and systems in the body. It exercises the ligaments and tendons in the body and increases the lubrication of the joints. The various yoga asanas or postures and the pranayama or the breathing exercises deeply exercise and massage the internal organs and glands thoroughly so their health is restored and they function at an optimum level. This greatly helps to keep away all the major health related disorders and also helps to keep your mind active and stress free. The intense internal and external workout also helps to detoxify the body and boost blood and oxygen circulation to the various parts of the body. This helps to clean out the various systems in the body and flush out the harmful toxins and waste matter easily.

All these effects greatly help to tone your body and improve the muscular endurance as well. It makes a person look and feel years younger than the actual age as it slows down the ageing process and gives a renewed sense of energy and life force. The Dhyana or the meditation techniques effectively work on the mind as well as the body and are proven to have beneficial effects on the persons mind and body both. It helps to boost concentration, improves and corrects vision, brings down the stress levels, takes the body to a deeper level of relaxation and helps you to control your mind to help prevent unhealthy thoughts, tension, worry, anger, etc. After practicing Dhyana or meditation the person is at complete peace with himself and everything else around him. It fully relaxes and rejuvenates you to promote a sense of contentment, peace and happiness.

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