The Physical Benefits of Yoga
Performing yoga postures regularly offers a number of physical benefits, including:
- Increased flexibility
- Increased lubrication of joints, ligaments and tendons
- Massaging the body’s internal organs
- Detoxifying the body
- Toning the muscles
Yoga postures and exercises focus on all of the joints of the body, including joints you probably don’t use regularly. Yoga exercises can strength problem joints such as the knees, hips and ankles. Yoga training also leads to increased spinal flexibility and core strength, both of which can reduce chronic problems such as lower back pain and increase your overall physical strength. Because yoga also exercises ligaments and tendons, your joints will lubricate more effectively, reducing joint pain.