Weight loss, a strong and flexible body, glowing beautiful skin, peaceful mind, good health – whatever you may be looking for, yoga has it on offer. However, very often, yoga is only partially understood as being limited to asanas (yoga poses). When you are in harmony, the journey through life is calmer, happier and more fulfilling.

 

A.    All-round fitness

B.     Weight loss

C.     Stress relief

D.    Inner peace

E.     Improved immunity

F.      Better relationships

G.    Increased energy

H.    Better flexibility & posture

I.       Better intuition

With all this and much more to offer, the benefits of yoga are felt in a profound yet subtle manner. Here, we can have a look at the top 10 benefits:

1. Yoga for all-round fitness -

 The benefits accrued by being a regular practitioner are numerous. Some very discernible ones are:

A.    Improves health

B.     Gives mental strength

C.     Improves physical strength

D.    Protection from injury

E.     Detoxifies the body

2. Yoga for weight loss.

Yoga helps here too. Sun Salutations and Kapalbhati pranayama help lose weight with yoga. Moreover, with regular practice of yoga, we tend to become more sensitive to the kind of food our body asks for and the time we take. This can also help keep a check on our weight.

3. Yoga for stress relief.

A few minutes of yoga during the day can be a great way to get rid of stress that accumulates daily - in both the body and mind. Yoga postures, pranayama and meditation are effective techniques to release stress.

4. Yoga for inner peace. 

Peace can be found right within us and we can take a mini-vacation to experience this any time of the day. Yoga is also one of the best ways to calm a disturbed mind.

5. Yoga to improve immunity

Yoga poses massage organs and strengthens muscles; breathing techniques and meditation release stress and improve immunity.

6. Yoga for better relationships.

  Yoga can even help improve your relationship with your spouse, parents, friends or loved ones! A mind that is relaxed, happy and contented is better able to deal with sensitive relationship matters. Yoga and meditation keeps the mind happy and peaceful.

7. Yoga to increase energy. 

A few minutes of yoga everyday provides the much-needed fillip that boosts our energy and keeps us fresh.. 

8. Yoga for better flexibility & posture. 

 Yoga must become part of your daily routine to get a body that is strong, supple and flexible. Regular yoga practice, stretches and tones the body muscles and also makes them strong. It also helps improve your body posture when you stand, sit, sleep or walk.

9. Yoga to improve intuition.

 Yoga and meditation have the power to improve your intuitive ability so that you spontaneously realize what needs to be done, when and how, to yield positive results.

 

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