77 reasons why yoga is good for you.
Whether you need motivation or you know someone who does, it’s amazing what yoga can do for you.
Health Benefits Within
From lowering blood pressure to increasing pain tolerance, the following health benefits can all be discovered within the body.
1, Regulates blood pressure
2, Lower pulse rate
3, Improved circulation
4, Lower respiratory rate
5, Higher cardiovascular endurance
6, Healthier organs
7, Improved gastrointestinal functions
8, Better immune system
9, Chronic pain relieved and tolerance higher
10, Balanced metabolism.
Health Benefits Without
Just as many health benefits occur within the body, there are many benefits that can actually be experienced from without the body.
11, Delay ageing
12, Improved posture
14, More energy
15, Keeps your weight down
16, Sleep better
18, Improved balance
19, Mind and body better integrated
20, Increased awareness of your body
21, Core strength
22, Improved sex life
Emotional Health Benefits
Due to the strong mind-body connection of yoga, there are many emotional benefits to be gained from a consistent yoga practice.
23, Improved mood
24, Stress reduction
25, Reduced anxiety
26, Less depression
29, Mind-body connection
30, Positive outlook on life
31, Less hostility
32, Improved Concentration and motivation
33, Better memory
34, Improved attention span
35, Social skills
Several aspects of body chemistry such as glucose levels and red blood cells are affected by yoga.
37, Lower cholesterol
38, Stronger lymphatic system
39, Lower blood sugar levels
40, Reduced sodium
41, Improved hormonal system
42, Lower triglycerides
43, Increased level of red blood cells
44, Increased vitamin C
Exercise Health Benefits
As a form of exercise, yoga offers benefits that are sometimes not easily found among other exercise regimens.
45, Lower risk of injury (not only in class but in life!)
46, Improved Parasympathetic Nervous System (more relaxation and healing)
47, Better muscle tone
48, Subcortex of brain associated with wellbeing is stimulated
49, Reduced oxygen consumption leading to efficiency
50, Breathing more natural and controlled
51, Balanced workout of opposing muscle groups.
53, Improved range of motion in joints
54, Better eye-hand coordination
56, Improved reaction time
58, Depth perception
Doctors and nurses love yoga because studies indicate that it can help prevent the following diseases.
59, Reduces risk of heart disease
60, Prevents osteoporosis
61, Slows progression of Alzheimer’s
62, Prevents Type II diabetes
Symptom Reduction or Alleviation
Medical professionals have learned that the following diseases or disorders can all be helped by maintaining a yoga practice.
63, Improved condition of Carpal tunnel syndrome sufferers
64, Reduced symptoms of Asthma
65, Arthritis symptoms relieved
66, Multiple sclerosis management
67, Cancer sufferers improve their wellbeing
68, Muscular dystrophy sufferers benefit
69, Reduced number of migraines
70, Helps people with scoliosis
71, Improved condition of sufferers of Chronic bronchitis
72, Can lessen effects of Epilepsy
73, Sciatic pain can be relieved
74, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder symptoms reduced
75, Constipation improved
76, Allergic reactions reduced
77, Back pain reduced
I found this comprehensive list on an American nursing site. I hope the UK medical profession is as enthusiastic about the benefits.
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