Sunday, March 12, 2006

Benefits of Yoga

Yoga works remarkably well to achieve harmony and helps the mind work in synchronization with the body. How often do we find that we are unable to concentrate properly and in a satisfying manner because of the confusions and conflicts in our mind weighing us down heavily?

Stress is the number one factor affecting all parts of our physical, endocrinal and emotional systems. And with the help of yoga these things can be corrected.

At the physical level, yoga and it's cleansing practices have proven to be very effective for various disorders.

Listed below are just some of the benefits you can get from yoga.

Benefit 1:

Yoga is known to increase flexibility; yoga has postures that trigger the joints of the body other exercise doesn't reach

Benefit 2:

Yoga increases the lubrication of joints, ligament and tendons; yoga positions exercise the different tendons and ligaments of the body other exercise doesn't reach.

It has also been found that yoga can bring supplety to a previously rigid body after only a few lessons.

Benefit 3:

Yoga also massages all organs of the body; Yoga exercises the internal organs other exercise doesn't reach.

Benefit 4:

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 with respect to forth coming ailments.

This enables the person to take pre-emptive corrective action

Benefit 5:

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

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

Benefit 6:

Yoga is also an excellent way to tone your muscles. Muscles which have been flaccid and weak are stimulated repeatedly and thus 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 it is this that 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 = 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 remarkable calmness and a positive outlook, which also has tremendous benefits on the physical health of the body.

Stuart Perryman
Yoga - Mind, Body & Spirit

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