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Health Benefits of Yoga | How Yoga Can Improve Your Body, Mind and Spirit

Posted on April 11 2020

Health Benefits of Yoga | How Yoga Can Improve Your Body, Mind and Spirit

Learn more about the health benefits of yoga directly from a certified yoga teacher! Discover what changes take place in your body after one session, a couple of months, or a few years of yoga. 

The following article about the health benefits of yoga is written by my dear friend - Mirela Ivaz - Certified Yoga Teacher. 


Yoga, through its well-known limbs spread in the West - Asana (physical postures) and Meditation - is recognized as a way of reducing stress, building physical and emotional strength, promoting a state of well-being.

Health Benefits of Yoga - after a yoga session

Health Benefits of Yoga - after a yoga session

Improved brain function

Just 20 minutes of Hatha Yoga - a traditional form of Yoga Asana that emphasizes postures and maintains them in a meditative and contemplative state - can improve cognitive function, stimulate short-term memory and concentration ability. (Source: University of Illinois)

Reduced stress

Yoga's ability to reduce stress levels seems to be correlated with certain proteins involved in autonomous and inflammatory response processes during stressful situations. (Source: Ohio State University)

Changes in the structure of DNA

This is the result of a recent study that analyzed the implications at the molecular level, yoga influencing beneficially the immune cells. (Source: Australia study)

Increased flexibility and muscle tone, combined with reduced body fat.

A recent study has shown that practicing yoga leads to increased body flexibility and mobility increased muscle strength and decreased body fat. (Source: India study)

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