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The Benefits of Yoga

Yoga has been around for thousands of years and is a well respected practice. It offers many benefits to the body and the mind. After reading this list you might want to get out a mat and start working on your downward dog.

According to the American Osteopathic Medicine Association, Yoga benefits you in many ways. See the list below:

Builds strength

Builds body awareness

Harmony in mind and body

Increases flexibility

Increased muscle tone and strength

Improves respiration, energy, and vitality

Maintains a balanced metabolism

Weight reduction

Cardio and circulation health

Improved athletic performance

Protection from injury

Stress management

More positive outlook on life

Mental clarity


Body awareness

Relieves chronic stress patterns

Relaxes the mind

Centers attention

Sharpens concentration

The Yoga Journal raves about the benefits as well. They say:

It prefects your posture

Prevents cartilage and joint breakdown

Protects your spine

Betters bone health

Increases blood fow

Drains your lymphs and boosts immunity

Drops your blood pressure

Regulate adrenal glands

Lowers blood sugar

Helps you sleep deeper

Prevents IBS and other digestive issues

Yoga is all about avoiding harm to others, being honest, and taking only what you need. We think these are some good tenets to live by. The Thirsty Tree lifestyle is all about drinking up what life has to offer. Life is short and so make every moment count.

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