Yogis and yoginis who have devoted their lifetime to practicing yoga and learning about it are known to live a long and healthy life. There have been so many yogis in the ancient vedic civilizatio who lived for hundreds of years. Even today, there are many practicing yogis or yoga gurus who have lived, or are living, a very healthy life.
We’ve started with perhaps the most obvious of the health benefits of yoga. Yoga poses are designed to strengthen and stretch the muscles, so increased flexibility is a natural outcome.
2. Improves Posture
We could all use a little posture training in our lives. It’s becoming increasingly important these days now that many people sit hunched over computers all day long. Most people underestimate just how important good posture is to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
3. Relieves Aches and Pains
Whether you have temporary pain in the muscles or tendons or you suffer from chronic pain.
4. Aids in Weight loss
Many people believe that yoga is about meditation, deep breathing, and a little light stretching.
5. Relieves Stress and Anxiety
This is another benefit that a lot of people tend to underestimate in terms of importance in a healthy lifestyle.
6. Builds Muscle
Yoga is essentially made up of “body weight exercises,” and you will progressively build more muscle if you continue to challenge yourself and improve in your practice.
7. Improves Sleep
he power of a good night’s sleep is yet another vitally important and often underestimated part of a healthy lifestyle.
8. Improves Balance
Some of us were naturally gifted with balance. Others were ironically nicknamed “Grace,” because of our ability to drop and run into anything and everything (guilty).
9. Releases Tension
We all have tension that builds up in our bodies due to a variety of factors.
10. Lowers Blood Pressure
It’s no secret that high blood pressure is a BAD thing. But for those of you that don’t know the specifics, the dangers of high blood pressure include heart attack and disease, stroke, kidney damage, memory loss, and all kinds of other health problems that you don’t want in your life.