How does Yoga benefit the body?
Practicing yoga movements cleanses the body by increasing circulation and removing toxins. Strength and stamina can improve with regular practice of twists, stretches, bends and inversions. Yoga practice tones the whole body, strengthening bones and muscles, improving breathing, correcting posture and increasing energy.
There are also many other benefits to practicing yoga including building a healthy nervous system, stimulating the endocrine system, which is in charge of the hormones as well as improving the function of the digestive system. These are all benefits for our internal bodies, which are less obvious than the physical benefits to joints and muscles. However the internal organs can also benefit through being massaged and stimulated during the yoga asana’s.
Deep breathing practiced during yoga exercise also has its benefits, it increases oxygen into the body which allows you to exercise more efficiently.