If you’re a passionate yogi, you’ve probably noticed some yoga benefits—maybe you’re sleeping better or getting fewer colds or just feeling more relaxed and at ease. But if you’ve ever tried telling a newbie about the benefits of yoga, you might find that explanations like “It increases the flow of prana” or “It brings energy up your spine” fall on deaf or skeptical ears. As it happens, Western science is starting to provide some concrete clues as to how yoga works to improve health, heal aches and pains, and keep sickness at bay. Once you understand them, you’ll have even more motivation to step onto your mat, and you probably won’t feel so tongue-tied the next time someone wants Western proof.
If you have any health issues you will know why #9 applies…
1. Build Muscles
Yes having a yoga body is a plus but it can also benefit your body down the road. Yoga helps build muscle. Having stronger muscles can help keep your body healthy and avoids future bone and joint issues.
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