Benefits of Yoga

There are many spiritual and physical benefits from regularly practicing yoga. These include:

  1. Creates time for spiritual meditation.
  2. Improves self-control through stillness and allows better focus on spiritual thoughts.
  3. Creates a mindfulness that carries through other parts of your life, such as diet.
  4. Makes you feel younger and better by releasing serotonin and destroying cortisol, a stress-hormone.
  5. Prevents lower back pain and injuries by making muscles more supple.
  6. Increases bone density while improving muscle tone.
  7. Increases oxygen levels through deep breathing.
  8. Twisting and movement allows organs to detox.
  9. Increases athletic ability by helping achieve better rotation.
  10. Improves balance and coordination for the user.
  11. Aligns bones and joints through movement.

“If you’re a yoga enthusiast, you’ll be pleased to know that a 10-year-long study published in Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation showed that a 12-minute daily yoga routine increased bone mineral density in the spine, femur (thigh bone), and possibly the hips.”