I love Yoga! I love taking my body places I never imagined it could go. I love the feeling of wellness that envelops me as I practice. I love the serenity that comes to me as well. Yoga is derived from the sanskrit root yuj meaning union. In yogic terminology, this union connotes the union of one’s soul with the Supreme Soul or the Supreme Power called God. I love the connection that I feel holistically as I practice Yoga. Here are some of the benefits I have noticed:
Yoga purifies the body and the mind
Yoga increases self-control, self-discipline, and self-confidence
Yoga improves the physical and mental health
Yoga enables one to manage his body and mind well
Yoga cures a wide array of diseases like diabetes, blood pressure, cancer, kidney and lung diseases, asthma, back pain, blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue, metabolic and endocrine imbalances, allergies, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, headaches, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, stress, Parkinson's disease, insomnia, arthritis, hernia, infertility, depression & anxiety.
Yoga strengthens the immune system.
Yoga’s key constituent Pranayama activates the parasympathetic nervous system
Yoga takes one towards a healthy lifestyle
Yoga enhances strength and stamina
Yoga reduces stress and tension
Yoga perks up the concentration power
Yoga reduces Fat, Weight and alleviates weight related problem
Yoga improves blood circulation
Yoga decreases cholesterol
Yoga decreases the pulse rate and the respiratory rate
Yoga increases Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), Cardiovascular Efficiency, Respiratory Efficiency, Hemoglobin, and Thyroxin
Yoga improves posture, memory, and intelligence
Why practice Yoga? I say why not!