15 Ways Yoga Transforms Your Body

You probably feel much better after a yoga class, but have you ever stopped to think about why? Here are the physical and mental benefits of stepping on your yoga mat.

You probably feel better both physically and mentally after a yoga class, but have you ever stopped to think about what’s going on in that bod of yours after you’ve stepped off the mat? I’ve found learning about the benefits of yoga during my yoga teacher training course absolutely fascinating! Here are just some of the benefits that a regular practice can provide you with – better than any pill I ever heard of!

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Improved Muscle Tone - uses body weight to increase strength Better Sleep - relaxes the nervous system, the part of your body responsible for restful sleep Boosts Your Energy - increases oxygen to brain through improved breathing Improves Circulation - for cold hands and feet Reduces Swelling in ankles & wrists Weight Loss - through improved muscle tone, increased metabolism and less anxious / more mindful eating Improves Immunity Boosts Memory - through increased blood flow to the brain Better Concentration & Focus - great for ADHD sufferers Improves Respiration - for asthmatics or anyone facing seasonal allergies Lowers Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Levels & Risk of Heart Disease Better Poos! Twists and breathing exercises massage and work the intestine and organs to improve digestion and elimination. Lowers Stress & Anxiety - through relaxation and mindful breathing Reduces Sugar Cravings - by reducing levels of the stress hormone, Cortisol, in the body Improves Your Sex Life! - increases arousal and chance of orgasm due to increased oxygen to the sex organs

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15 Ways Yoga Transforms Your Body 

  1. Improved Muscle Tone – Uses body weight to increase strength
  2. Better Sleep – Relaxes the nervous system, the part of your body responsible for restful sleep
  3. Boosts Your Energy – Increases oxygen to brain through improved breathing
  4. Improves Circulation – For cold hands and feet
  5. Reduces Swelling in ankles & wrists
  6. Weight Loss – Through improved muscle tone, increased metabolism and less anxious / more mindful eating 
  7. Improves Immunity – Meaning fewer coughs and colds
  8. Boosts Memory – Through increased blood flow to the brain
  9. Better Concentration & Focus – Great for students, tired folks and ADHD sufferers
  10. Improves Respiration – For asthmatics or anyone facing seasonal allergies
  11. Lowers Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Levels & Risk of Heart Disease
  12. Better Poos! Twists and breathing exercises massage and work the internal organs to improve both digestion and elimination.
  13. Lowers Stress & Anxiety – Through relaxation and mindful breathing
  14. Reduces Sugar Cravings – By reducing levels of the stress hormone, Cortisol, in the body
  15. Improves Your Sex Life! – Increases arousal and chance of orgasm due to increased oxygen to the sex organs

 

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