Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Phenomenal Reasons Yoga Enhances Health






There is a growing body of evidence to validate yoga's health benefits. According to a 2017 national survey one in seven U.S. adults have started to do yoga in the past 12 months, and the numbers are rising. 

This low impact fitness/lifestyle practice has been adopted by two billion people around the world, because "it works!" 

An all-inclusive yoga program detoxes and conditions mind, body, and spirit. It combines strength training, stretching, balance,and toning poses called asanas, with breathing exercises, meditation, and relaxation. 




Phenomenal Reasons Yoga Enhances Health

increases flexibility and tones body

creates muscle strength 
improves respiration, energy, and vitality
helps balance metabolism and hormones
nurtures mindfulness

raises body awareness

contributes to cardio and circulatory health

improves coordination and athletic performance

helps improve balance and protect against injury


reduces inflammation


improves power of concentration with calming effect






provides motivation to exercise more regularly



enhances overall wellness and life satisfaction


Those who maintain an ongoing yoga practice, notice it improves their physical condition. It also helps them release stress and psychological challenges more effectively than before they started doing yoga. 


Note: It's advisable and user friendly to take several classes in a yoga studio with a certified yoga teacher, before embarking on a home practice. 

Proper body alignment is an important element of a safe, succesful plan. 

This post is intended for informational purposes. See a health care professional for medical attention. Before starting a new physical activity, check with your health care provider.


Do you do yoga, and how does it help you? Please share in the comments section below. 

If you haven't tried yoga yet, will you consider it? Please share your answer below.

I encourage you to take steps to learn how to do yoga. It's been a valuable part of my self-care routine for close to forty years.

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16 comments:

  1. Hi Nancy - I've been wanting to try yoga for a long time because I've heard about the health benefits and the added flexibility and strength you gain. Unfortunately there are no affordable classes near me, so I've chosen to do Tai Chi instead - quite a pleasant compromise and great for co-ordination and balance.
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I've shared on my SM 😊

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    1. Tai Chi is certainly a good bet. Thanks for hosting #MLSTL and have a wonderful day.

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  2. I also have been wanting to try yoga for a long time, but I don’t like leaving my house these days unless it is absolutely necessary. I guess I should find some videos or something that I can try at home.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thanks Shelbee for the comment and visit. Wishing you a beautiful weekend and be well and keep fit.

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  3. Never tried yoga but would like to but would prefer to do it at home. Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 8, this party will be open until January 26. I pinned it!

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    1. Thanks Dee for hosting #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 8 and your invitations. Neither works for me. Have a wonderful weekend and have fun!

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  4. Great post Nancy. I always notice that those who do yoga look so slim and relaxed. You bring up so many good points and reasons to do yoga!

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  5. Hi Nancy, I love yoga and only really started the practice about 3 years ago. I find it such a good workout for my body and yet a calming influence on my mind. I've actually just done a practice before catching up on my #MLSTL comments. I like Yoga with Adriene and follow her on YouTube. Thanks for sharing and hope to see you at #MLSTL next week. xx

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  6. Thanks Sue for the comment and hosting #MLSTL. Yes to yoga's benefits to mind and body and yes to Adriene. I follow along with her too. Be well and have a fun day.

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  7. Hi Nan, I've been wanting to check out yoga for awhile, and have moved into a community where it's offered. Thanks for all the encouragement.

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    1. Thanks Beth for your comment. I am happy for you that you now live in a community where yoga is offered. Yahoo.

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  8. Hello Nancy. I do yoga once or twice a week in my home, using a video instruction. I find it helps me take time to do some deeper stretching, and it's much like an extended meditation session, slowing down my breathing and bringing me into the present moment. I definitely recommend it. I'd like to try a class one time, particularly to get an instructor's input on form. However, I might not find yoga as relaxing in a group setting versus alone in my home. I'll have to give that some thought.

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    1. Thanks Cristie for the visit, comment, and yoga recommendation. Let me know how it goes, if and when you take a class. One result of me taking classes with others, was an increase in my level of self-awareness. Even better, I eventually had a sense of community there as well. Be well and keep up the good work.

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  9. Great post on the benefits of yoga. Pinned and shared!

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    1. Thanks so much Carol for the kind words. Wondering if you do yoga and does it help you? I'm so grateful for the social Media support. Have a productive week and be well.

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