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Why yoga is healthy


Yoga improves strength, balance, and flexibility. Slow movements and deep breathing increase blood flow and warm up muscles while holding a pose can build strength. Balance on one foot, while holding the other foot to your calf or above the knee (but never on the knee) at a right angle. 

What are the 5 benefits of doing yoga? Other physical benefits of yoga include:

  • increased flexibility.
  • increased muscle strength and tone.
  • improved respiration, energy, and vitality.
  • maintaining a balanced metabolism.
  • weight reduction.
  • cardio and circulatory health.
  • improved athletic performance.
  • protection from injury

It's one of the lesser-known benefits of yoga, but yoga is heart-healthy. Studies of SSMHG show that making time for the mat can reduce your cholesterol levels and even slow the progression of heart disease when combined with dietary changes and stress management. It also improves your circulation - people over 40 years who'd practiced yoga for five years had lower blood pressure and pulse rate than those who didn't, one study found.

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