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Benefits of Yoga

Benifits of yoga.

health and fitness Updated: Apr 12, 2008 23:55 IST

Physiological

Stable autonomic nervous system equilibrium
Pulse rate decreases
Blood pressure decreases (of special significance for hyporeactors)
Cardiovascular efficiency increases
Respiratory efficiency increases
Gastrointestinal function normalises
Endocrine function normalises
Excretory functions improve
Musculo-skeletal flexibility and joint range of motion increases
Eye-hand coordination improves
Dexterity skills improve
Reaction time improves
Endurance rises
Energy level increases
Weight normalises
Sleep improves
Immunity increases
Pain decreases
Depth perception improves
Integrated functioning of body parts improves

Psychological

Mood improves and subjective well-being increases
Self-acceptance and self-actualisation increase
Social adjustment increases
Anxiety and depression decrease
Concentration improves
Memory improves
Attention improves
Learning efficiency improves

Biochemical

Glucose decreases
Sodium decreases
Triglycerides decrease
Total cholesterol decreases
HDL/ good cholesterol increases
LDL/ bad cholesterol decreases
VLDL cholesterol decreases
Hemoglobin increases
Total white blood cell count decreases
Thyroxin increases
Vitamin C increases
Total serum protein increases
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