The Benefits Of Yoga

5 April 2007 0 Comment(s)

Yoga provides many benefits including;

  • Encourages relationship and understanding between the mind and body.
  • Improves body coordination and therefore efficiency in the way we move and think.
  • Increases strength, flexibility and stamina, allowing for greater physical and mental performance and a
  • reduction of physical injuries and mental fatigue.
  • Develops mindfulness, improves concentration and enables students to sit and study more efficiently for longer periods of time.
  • Improves the ability to listen and cope with feelings.
  • Enhances student receptivity to teaching and learning.
  • Promotes improved attention, understanding and memory.
  • Improves self confidence and awareness.
  • Calms the nerves, Improves self discipline and patience by grounding in the present moment.
  • Helps us to prioritise.
  • Enables the student to reclaim energy invested in negative patterns of thinking and behaviour.
  • Develops sensitivity to feelings and emotions of both self and others.
  • Repetition of yoga sequences and breathing patterns provide a secure boundary that expands as our inner awareness develops, helping us to perceive a greater awareness of our surroundings.
  • Promotes self respect and improves family and social awareness.
  • Enhances the individual’s understanding of their unique role within our society and promotes them to find the strength within to channel their energy accordingly.
  • Provides the tools for overcoming obstacles, learning to adapt with change and accepting and working with weakness or difficulty.
  • Improves the individual’s ability to minimize and deal with stress, loss and failure and helps them to see that success is not always immediate yet always fulfilling.
  • Improves the individual’s ability to communicate, complete tasks and multi task.
  • Promotes inward reflection and self guidance.
  • Provides the tools for learning to breathe correctly and relax effectively.
  • Balances left and right cerebral hemispheres which promotes a harmony between the logical-rational and the creative-intuitive.
  • Helps regulate the nervous, endocrinal, respiratory and digestive systems.
  • Boosts the immune system, thereby reducing the risk to disease, viruses, common colds, etc.
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