Yoga has many health benefits associated with it, as it is an ancient practice that connects the mind, body, and spirit through body postures, breathing, and meditation. Below are seven benefits of yoga therapy within the body.
Blood Pressure – Yoga focuses mainly on breathing. Breathing is the process of moving oxygen-rich air into and out of the lungs. Respiration refers to how the cells of the body use oxygen to create energy. A consistent yoga practice decreases blood pressure through these circulation and oxygenation exercises.
Pulse Rate – Practicing yoga frequently provides a lower pulse rate. Essentially your heart will become strong enough to pump more blood with fewer beats.
Circulation– By transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout your body through the breathing techniques, yoga practice improves blood circulation.
Organs– Practicing improves the ability of the body to prevent disease. Not only does this allow your body to have a quicker response to head off disease, but a practitioner would become better tuned to his or her body knowing at first sign if something is not functioning properly.
Immunity– Research shows that people who practice yoga have a stronger immune system.
Pain– Pain tolerance is higher and chronic pain is eliminated or limited for people who practice yoga regularly.
Metabolism– There are specific yoga poses for metabolism. These poses will help you improve your overall metabolic rate.