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Yoga – The Many Benefits

Yoga – The Many Benefits

People come up with all kinds of tools to aid in their fitness, and sometimes people choose to do some yoga.

Now, yoga is an exercise which has a lot of benefits, even if people don’t recognise all of the immediate health boosts for it.

We’re going to be taking a look at some of the different health benefits which come from doing yoga on a regular basis.

Improved flexibility

Something which you will notice come from doing yoga on a regular basis is an improved flexibility.

Yoga requires you to move your body in ways that it is not used to, and this enhances the way that you can bend and twist yourself.

Even the most convoluted poses and shapes become possible after a few weeks of practice.

This newfound flexibility transfers over to your normal life too, with people who regularly participate in yoga finding themselves to be more supple.

Posture perfection

Our posture is something which we should always be considerate of.

It’s something which is often out of shape, in part because the human head is heavier than you would think.

Yoga helps you to create a good posture from the way that you sit, and this will, in turn, make you less susceptible to things like back pains and arthritis in later life.

Furthermore, it’s highly beneficial to your exercise when you have a straight and well shaped back.

Builds awareness

Something which yoga is well known to do is to improve your awareness of the world around you and also yourself.

There’s a lot of postures and meditation which all contribute to making sure you look at yourself with a clear and unbiased view.

This can often lead to revelations about things like exercise and diet habits, and can inspire you to change your ways and endeavour to be more active or to cut out some of the junk food.

Opens the lungs

With all of the postures which you have to take, it is no surprise that yoga can help to open up the lungs.

If you do yoga, you’ll often find that you’re required to take long, deep breaths in and out while you’re in the routine.

These breaths will help to open up the lungs and train them to take longer breaths, which is useful when you are trying to exercise.

Overall, these are just a few of the different kinds of benefits which you can gain from doing yoga on a consistent basis.

Yoga is something which requires you to be in the present and focused on what you’re doing, but also ensures that you become supple, aware of what needs to be done, and that you also improve your body in a meaningful way.

Hopefully, this means that when you do come to exercise, you’ll be in a better position to do it than you were previously.

With an enhanced lung capacity and also a better posture, you’ll find that exercise for self-improvement is much easier than you might think.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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