You always hear how “yoga is good for you”, but do you know what the specific positive benefits are?
There are new studies coming out that show both the physical and psychological benefits of practicing yoga by taking just a single class, practicing for a few months or having years of a consistent, dedicated yoga practice. The Huffington Post recently posted an article that describes these benefits with links to studies and research that support the evidence that yoga practitioners have known for years.
As you read down the list, it is pretty amazing how the practice of yoga can have such a broad impact on a person’s well-being and quality of life. To dig into the benefits and supporting studies in more detail, check out the full article here.
Benefits to your body after taking a Yoga Class
Improved Brain Function
Lower Stress Levels
Alter Gene Expression
Benefits after a few months of yoga
Lower Blood Pressure
Improved Lung Capacity
Improved Sexual Function
Reduced Chronic Neck Pain
Relief from Chronic Back Pain
Steady Blood Sugar Levels in People with Diabetes
Improved Sense of Balance
Benefits after years of practicing yoga
Lower Risk Of Heart Disease