Benefits of Yoga

Yoga

When some people think of yoga, they visualize having to stretch like a gymnast that makes them worry that they're too old, unfit, or "tight" to do yoga the truth is you're never too old to improve flexibility the series of yoga poses called asanas work by carefully stretching your muscles this releases the lactic acid that build up with muscle use and causes stiffness, tension, pain, and fatigue in addition, yoga increase the choice of motion in joints it may also increase lubrication in the joints the outcome is a sense of ease and fluidity throughout your body.

Yoga stretches not only your muscles but all of the soft tissues of your body that include ligaments, tendons, and the fascia sheath that setting your muscles and no matter your level of yoga, you most likely will see benefits in a very short period of time in one study, participant had up to 35% improvement in flexibility following only eight weeks of yoga the greatest gains were in shoulder and trunk flexibility.

Some styles of yoga, such as ashtanga and power yoga, are additional vigorous than others practicing one of these styles will help you get better muscle tone but even less vigorous styles of yoga, such as Iyengar or hatha, which focuses on less movement and extra precise alignment in poses, can provide strength and endurance benefits.

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