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					The Benefits of Yoga
Yoga has been described as the heart of healing and it provides a
uniquely harmonising effect for the entire body.


Thanks to its emphasis on deep, rhythmic and effective breathing, yoga
not only increases lung
capacity and oxygenation of
the brain but also the flow of
electromagnetic energy which
is generated by the heart and
transported around the body
by the nervous system.


While poor breathing may not always be at the root of depression, it is a
fact that people who are depressed or who are suffering from some other
kind of mood disorder tend to breathe shallowly and irregularly. By
emphasizing effective breathing, yoga can have a very positive effect on
the mind as well as the body.


Electrocardiograms have shown the damage to the heart caused by stress
and negative thinking and have also demonstrated the




healing process that can be brought about by a lessening of stress and
more positive thinking.
Yoga also addresses the complaints caused by stress such as tension
headaches and hyperventilation. Although it can take long and dedicated


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practice of yoga to reverse the damage caused by stress and neglect, even
complete yoga beginners will soon see an improvement in body function
and mental outlook.


Thanks to its emphasis on balanced stretching, yoga can help prevent
and ease any number of painful conditions caused by overuse of joints
and limbs. These include injuries ranging from hamstring and other
sports injuries to conditions such as a frozen shoulder.


Yoga has also been proven to help maintain bone density and to
encourage the healthy movement of joints. Better posture, reduced back
pain, improved digestion, greater suppleness, clearer sinuses, better
balance and improved muscle and skin tone are some of the other
benefits of yoga.
(AH)




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