The Benefits of Yoga

The benefits of yoga provide both instant gratification and lasting transformation. Yoga can change your physical and mental capacity quickly, while preparing the mind and body for long-term health.

Some of the Many Benefits of Yoga:

  • You can choose a yoga style that is tailored to your lifestyle, such as hot yoga, power yoga, relaxation yoga and even prenatal yoga.
  • It increases endurance, strength and flexibility.
  • Mental endurance and physical stamina are tested through holding postures for extended breaths.
  • Arm and shoulder strength is multiplied as you use your own body weight for resistance.
  • Lats and other back muscles begin to support the spine better than before.
  • Abdominals and obliques are refined and sharpened through building core muscles.
  • Poor and average posture begins to correct itself over time.
  • Hip flexors are stretched and rebuilt.
  • Glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves are tightened and lengthened where they need to be.

Balancing Stick Pose

Benefits:

  • Perfects control and balance.
  • Firms hips, buttocks, and upper thighs, as well as providing many of the same benefits for the legs as in Standing Head to Knee.
  • Increases circulation and strengthens the cardiovascular system, this is an excellent exercise for poor posture.
  • Improves flexibility, strength, and muscle tone of shoulders, upper arms, spine, and hip joints.

Half Tortoise Pose

Benefits:

  • Provides maximum relaxation.
  • Helps indigestion and stretches the lower part of the lungs, increasing blood circulation to the brain.
  • Firms the abdomen and thighs.
  • Increases the flexibility of hip joints, scapula, deltoids, triceps, and latisimus dorsi muscles.

Source: bikramyogabethesda.com/what-is-bikram/26-postures/

 

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