The benefits of yoga vary greatly dependent upon type and amount of yoga practiced, amount of effort and desired goal. Whether you are merely trying to improve your strength, endurance and flexibility, reduce stress, or search for healthier lifestyle, yoga can help you achieve your wellness goals. Practicing Yoga has been proven to improve energy, reduce pain, naturally heal selected disorders, and is believed to inhibit the aging process. Bottom line: yoga can improve your overall physical and mental wellbeing!
Studies show that people who practice yoga have reduced anxiety are more resistant to stress, lowered their blood pressure, improved efficiency of their cardiovascular and respiratory system, and improved physical fitness. Yoga, also may ease the pain associated with backaches, (including sciatica), headaches, improve heart disorders, reduce hypertension, ease indigestion, reduce insomnia, ease menstrual disorders, and reduce the pain of arthritis and sinus problems. Yoga has been assessed for its potential in treating illness such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and depression.
Indra Devi, author of many books on yoga suggests with yoga: "You will be able to enjoy better sleep, a happier disposition, a clearer and calmer mind. You will learn how to build up your health and protect yourself against colds, fevers, constipation, headaches, fatigue and other troubles. You will know what to do in order to remain youthful, vital and alert, regardless of your calendar age; how to lose or gain weight; how to get rid of premature wrinkles, and keep a smooth skin and clear complexion."
Whatever your reason to practice yoga. Yoga has the power to help you experience success in achieving overall well-being. The level of 'results' is up to individual dedication, consistency of practice and lifestyle.