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Benefits of Yoga

Updated: Oct 24, 2021

Stressed Anyone? How about some yoga? Yoga has so many benefits, where do we begin?

Yoga may:

  1. Decrease stress and promote relaxation by decreasing stress hormones.

  2. Reduce symptoms of anxiety through emphasizing the importance of being in the moment.

  3. Reduce inflammation and help protect against certain diseases.

  4. Improve heart health and help to lower blood pressure in conjunction with a healthy diet.

  5. Enhance quality of life by improving sleep, spiritual well-being and social functioning.

  6. Help fight depression by decreasing levels of cortisol in the body.

  7. Reduce chronic pain and improve physical functioning.

  8. Promote sleep quality by increasing the secretion of melatonin.

  9. Improve flexibility, balance, strength and mobility in older adults.

  10. Help improve breathing through breathing exercises and practice by building endurance.

  11. Help to relieve migraine and related symptoms by stimulating the vagus nerve.

  12. Help promote healthy eating habits to control diabetes and assist with weight management.

Link, R. (2017, August 30) 13 Benefits of Yoga That Are Supported by Science. Healthline.

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