Top 5 Ways Yoga Can Benefit Your Mind and Body

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Happy National YOGA Month! Celebrate your love of YOGA this September—or possibly future love if you decide to give it a try.

Yoga is renowned for its ability to connect the mind and body to benefit both your mental and physical health in a variety of ways. In fact, there are so many benefits to YOGA it can be tough to pinpoint just 5, but here it goes!

1. Increase Flexibility

Yoga requires you to stretch your body in a variety of ways that go beyond what many other post-workout stretches can bring to the table. Just take one yoga class and you’ll understand how much it can increase your overall flexibility if you stick with it long-term! Also, by increasing your flexibility you’ll be opening up your potential in many other areas of fitness. [i]

2. Relieve Stress

Every series of poses you perform in a yoga class requires complete concentration on one simple task —the type of concentration that can help distract you from outside world. When you are concentrated on one simple task, it is easier to let your stresses go and enter into a state of meditation. The result: a relaxed mind and feeling of calm. [ii]

3. Build Core Strength

Many poses that you perform in a typical yoga class can help you develop a stronger core! For example, the downward facing dog pose can effectively strengthen your external oblique muscles.[iii]

4. Sleep Better

In today’s society, where people are constantly surrounded by technology and connected to the outside world around the clock, many people struggle with the ability to get a good night’s sleep! Regularly practicing yoga can help you get more shut-eye![iv]

5. Develop Balance

Another area that many typical yoga poses focus on improving is your balance. Many yoga poses require significant balance, thus improving your overall balance in everyday activities! [v]

 

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[i] http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/the-health-benefits-of-yoga

[ii] http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/the-health-benefits-of-yoga

[iii] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24731894

[iv] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15707256

[v] http://www.webmd.com/balance/news/20131230/what-yoga-can-and-cant-do-for-you

 

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