It has been found that a 12 weeks of Hatha yoga can improve your cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. When practicing yoga, you might think that you are not doing much to improve any of these attributes, but you really are. It can improve your physical appearance with a minimal impact on joints and bones which can be more beneficial for individuals with previous injuries or for the elderly population.

 Yoga can improve symptoms of health conditions

  • type 2 diabetes

  • cardiovascular disease 

  • metabolic syndrome 

  • cancer

  • obesity.

It decreases inflammation and improves immune system function by conditioning the lungs and respiratory tract. 

PHYSICAL BENEFITS OF YOGA

In a study, no matter what race, gender, or education level, majority of participants all agreed that yoga has improved their overall health, energy, sleep, diet, weight, happiness, etc.Yoga also can decrease the allostatic load, or wear and tear on your body.

It is thought that yoga is able to improve health symptoms because it increases vagal stimulation, which slows heart rate and lowers blood pressure, and it turns off responses to stress.

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