Improves Posture, Balance and Coordination
Emphasis on body alignment and core.
Emphasis on movement, postures and breath.
Brings Calmness, Relaxation
Breathing exercises can help calm the nervous system and bring more self awareness.
Focuses Mind, Mental Clarity and Concentration
Use of dhyana (meditation techniques) and dharna (concentration techniques).
Pranayama and other deep, slow breathing patterns have a beneficial effect on the respiratory system. Studies show that people who do yoga regularly have lowered breathing rates and increased lung capacity.
Postures act upon the various joints of the body including those joints that are not normally exercised.
Increasing Lubrication of the Joints, Ligaments and Tendons
Postures exercise different tendons and ligaments of the body even in those parts which have not been consciously worked upon. Seemingly unrelated "non-strenuous" yoga positions act upon certain parts of the body in an interrelated manner.
By gently stretching muscles and joints as well as massaging the various organs, yoga ensures the optimum blood supply to various parts of the body. This helps in the flushing out of toxins from every nook and cranny as well as providing nourishment up to the last point. This leads to benefits such as DELAYED AGING, ENERGY and a remarkable zest for life.
Excellent Toning of the Muscles
Muscles that have become flaccid, weak or slothy are stimulated repeatedly to shed excess flab and flaccidity.