The Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is an ancient vedic science of consciousness aimed at training the human body, mind and spirit for a state of perfect spiritual insight and emotional tranquility. The yogic discipline is composed of various exercises practiced and refined for millennia by Indian maharishis and yogis including breath control, meditation, stretching, seated postures, standing postures, and isometric locks. The benefits of regular yoga practice are wide and varied: it relieves stress, general body aches, pains, anxiety and depression, increases stamina, lung capacity, core strength, mindfulness, mental clarity and focus, improves posture, poise and patience, promotes longevity and cellular regeneration, boosts energy levels, elevates moods, releases happiness endorphins, improves digestion, assimilation, and elimination, aids in deeper sleep and elicits the relaxation response.

2 Replies to “The Benefits of Yoga”

  1. Hi Eric,
    I have an inguinal hernia on my left side . I do not want surgery and would appreciate your guidance in strengthening or hopefully healing it.. I had researched the matter and there is a documented study where participants were able to cure theirs through particular yoga positions. Any insight would be very much appreciated.

    1. Hey Alexander, thanks for the message. I’m sorry to hear about your inguinal hernia. I have helped students heal sciatica, arthritis, asthma and several other debilitating diseases, but I’m afraid I’ve never had any experience with using Yoga for hernias. I’m curious now to hear about the particular yoga positions and the documented study you mentioned. If you could send that link I would appreciate it and maybe be able to give some advice. Thanks, good luck and best wishes!

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