The Benefits of Yoga

The Benefits of Yoga

Doing yoga through meditation helps in achieving internal harmony and bringing the mind, body and soul together. A synchronizing of of the body and mind. Our mind is a complex entity that is often bogged down with conflicts and confusions which resonates externally in our everyday activities. A troubled mind makes us distracted and under perform in our physical and mental activities – creates lack of focus and determination that hinders our optimum performance.

At the physical level, yoga and yoga poses are extremely effective for various disorders. With the help of yoga, the symptoms of stress that affects our physical, endocrinal and emotional system can be corrected and improve our health and mental focus.

Here are some of the benefits you can get out of practicing yoga regularly:

Yoga is known to amplify flexibility; yoga has postures that trigger the different joints of the body. Including those joints that are not acted upon with regular exercises routines.

Yoga also increases the lubrication of joints, ligament and tendons. The well-researched yoga positions exercise the different tendons and ligaments of the body.

Yoga massages all organs of the body. Yoga is perhaps the only exercise that can work on through your internal organs in a thorough manner, including those that hardly get externally stimulated during our entire lifetime.

Yoga acts in a wholesome manner on the various body parts. This stimulation and massage of the organs in turn benefits us by keeping away disease and providing a forewarning at the first possible instance of a likely onset of disease or disorder.

One of the far-reaching benefits of yoga is the uncanny sense of awareness that it develops in the practitioner of an impending health disorder or infection.

Yoga offers a total detoxification of the body. It gently stretches the muscles and joints as we as massaging the various organs, yoga ensures the optimum blood supply to various parts of the body.

Yoga helps in the flushing out of toxins from every nook and cranny of your body as well as providing nourishment up to the last point. This leads to benefits such as delayed ageing, energy and a remarkable zest for life.

Yoga also tones your muscles. Muscles which have been flaccid and weak are stimulated repeatedly to shed excess fats and flaccidity.

But these enormous physical benefits are just a “side effect” of this powerful practice. What yoga does is harmonize the mind with the body and these results in real quantum benefits.

It is now an open secret that the will of the mind has enabled people to achieve extraordinary physical feats, which proves beyond doubt the mind and body connection.

In fact yoga is a form of meditation, because both work together in achieving the common goal of unity of mind, body and spirit which can lead to an experience of eternal bliss that you can only feel through yoga. The meditative practices through yoga help in achieving an emotional balance through detachment.

This in turn creates a extraordinary calmness and a positive outlook, which also has tremendous benefits on the physical health of the body.

Featured image – By Drew Osborne (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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