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Women Practicing Yoga Outdoor


Yoga is an ancient practice which originated in India. It involves movement, meditation and breathing techniques to promote mental and physical well-being.

Below are some of the many benefits of practicing yoga.

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  • Increases balance

  • Reduces fatigue

  • Enhances flexibility

  • Improves healthy heart rate

  • Improved kidney function

  • Lessened or buffered menopausal symptoms

  • Lessens depression and anxiety symptoms

  • Improves overall quality of life

  • Reduces sleep disturbances

  • Improves social and occupational functioning

  • Increases strength

  • Lowers obesity

  • Reduces stress



  • Heart and cardiovascular health
    Helps prevent many unwanted heart problems as we age. Reduces risk of a heart attack. Maintains and improves cardiovascular function. Protects against heart disease, hypertension and stroke.
  • Muscles, bones and joint health"
    Offers a good aerobic workout without too much stress and strain on joints and muscles. Increases muscle mass and bone density. Improves bone strength, reducing the risk of fractures. Controls joint swelling and pain associated with arthritis. Lowers risk of developing osteoporosis. Helps to maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints.
  • Weight Management
    Helps with weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight for obesity prevention. Improves metabolism. Exercises all major muscles in the body. Can be used for interval training. Builds lean muscle, which is important for weight loss and an individual’s overall health. Losing weight reduces blood pressure.
  • Diabetes prevention
    Lowers the risk of Type 2 diabetes. Reduces risk of health problems associated with diabetes. Helps manage blood sugar because it helps in the production of insulin. Improves insulin sensitivity.
  • Blood pressure
    Can improve high blood pressure Reduces the risk of developing high blood pressure. Less risk of heart diseases, heart attack, congestive heart failure and stroke.
  • Cholesterol level
    Lowers low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Helps keep low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels down permanently without taking medication.
  • Illness and chronic disease risk
    Helps people with chronic and disabling conditions to improve their stamina and muscle strength. Decreased risk of disease such as stroke and certain cancers.
  • Balance and control
    Improves balance and control. Lower risk of falling. Varied movement on the court promotes better balance. Using your arms and legs together boost your coordination, which is another major factor in avoiding falls. Protects against Parkinson’s disease.
  • Reaction time
    Improves reaction time Helps reduce or eliminate falling incidents
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