Benefits of Yoga

Amanda Swank, Editor-in-Chief

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Yoga is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. Here is a few ways practicing yoga can help improve your quality of life, both physically and mentally.

Physical Benefits of Regularly Practicing Yoga:

  • increased flexibility
  • builds muscle strength
  • protects your spine
  • drops your blood pressure
  • improves your balance
  • increases your blood flow
  • protection from injury
  • maintain a balanced metabolism

Mental Benefits of Regularly Practicing Yoga:

  • improved ability to focus
  • helps to manage stress
  • creates mental clarity
  • increases your self esteem
  • encourages self care