Yoga’s benefits affect each person in a different way. Most will find that the physical affects are the first attraction. All the systems in the body, benefit from constant practice.
On the inside, yoga enables relaxation. Many practitioners find that it helps them to focus and feel relaxed in both their business relations but also in their private lives. In 2003, scientists studied both long-time yogi’s and beginners; they found that the stress hormone cortisol had decreased, even after just one session of yoga. In addition, it has also been found to increase Alpha and Theta waves in the brain, meaning that yoga can relax the brain and increase access to the subconscious and emotions. And by simply increasing the feel-good brain chemicals like endorphins, enkephalins, and serotonin, practitioners just feel better.
On the outside, Yoga has an appealing affect on your tone, and for maintaing weight loss. This is probably from improvements on the inside! Since yoga balances the metabolism and provides useful exercise many find yoga brings their body into balance. The physicality improves balance and posture. Many find yoga is a great way to cross-train for other sports – from rock climbing to triathlons. Yoga helps the body to stretch as well as well as help to prevent stress related injuries.
When properly aligned, you will find that you feel healthier and make other healthy choices in your life.
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