The Myriad Benefits of Yoga

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Feb 28, 2014

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Yoga offer a myriad of health benefits – weight loss, a flexible body, glowing skin, distressed mind and many others. Yoga, perceived as a relaxation exercise, helps us in many ways uniting the body, mind and soul.
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    Yoga: Myriad of Health Benefits

    Yoga offer a myriad of health benefits – weight loss, a flexible body, glowing skin, distressed mind and many others. Yoga, perceived as a relaxation exercise, helps us in many ways uniting the body, mind and soul.

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    Keeps you Fit

    You are just not healthy when you are illness-free, healthy being is when you are mentally and emotionally balanced. Practicing yoga not only helps you achieve physical fitness, but fills you with enthusiasm.

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    Helps Maintain Weight

    With regular practice of yoga, you can keep a check on your weight. Kapal Bharti, Veerbhadrasana, Ardha Chandrasna, Utkatasana and Surya Namaskar are some of the yoga positions that help lose weight.

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    Busts Stress

    An excellent way to get rid of stress that accumulates daily is practicing yoga. Yoga helps relax both the body and mind and release stress. It releases mental blocks and make way for creative juices to flow in your mind/body.

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    Creates an Inner Peace

    Yoga helps you find inner peace within you that you seek elsewhere. You can benefit every day with yoga and meditation whenever you want to calm your disturbed mind.

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    Boosts Immunity

    Yoga also helps to boost immunity by simply increasing overall health. It resolves irregularity in the body that affects the mind and takes off restlessness in the mind that can afflict the body.

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    Makes you Aware

    We tend to get stressed or worked up in the day-to-day activities. As a result, our mind swings from one place to another. Yoga and meditation techniques help create awareness to bring the mind back so that we can stay focused.

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    Strengthens Relationships

    Practicing yoga keeps us relaxed, happy and content. When you have a relaxed mind, you are better to deal with sensitive relationship matters. Calm mind helps improve your relationship with your spouse, colleagues and friends.

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    Ups Energy Levels

    The secret to feeling fresh and energetic lies in yoga. When you are completely drained out after a hectic day, resort to yoga. You can benefit significantly from a guided meditation or yoga regimen.

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    Promotes Flexibility

    Everyone desires for a body that is strong, supple and flexible. All you need to do to ensure all three is include yoga in your daily routine. Yoga positions stretches and tones the body muscles, making them strong and flexible.

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    Enhances Intution

    Meditation gives you all the power you need to improve your intuitive ability. With a calm and positive mind, you can effortlessly realise what you need to do, when and how.

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