At the physical level, yoga and its cleansing practices have proven to be extremely effective for various disorders. Yoga is extremely effective in Increasing Flexibility. yoga has positions that act upon the various joints of the body including those joints that are never really on the ‘radar screen’ let alone exercised.
Surprisingly it has been found that the body which may have been quite rigid starts experiencing a remarkable flexibility in even those parts which have not been consciously work upon. Why? It is here that the remarkable research behind yoga positions proves its mettle. Seemingly unrelated “non strenuous” yoga positions act upon certain parts of the body in an interrelated manner. When done together, they work in harmony to create a situation where flexibility is attained relatively easily.
. Yoga is extremely effective in Massaging of ALL Organs of the Body – Yoga is perhaps the only form of activity which massages all the internal glands and organs of the body in a thorough manner. Yoga acts in a wholesome manner on the various body parts. This stimulation and massage of the organs in turn benefits us by keeping away disease and providing a forewarning at the first possible instance of a likely onset of disease or disorder.
Physiological Benefits of Yoga
Stable autonomic nervous system equilibrium, Pulse rate decreases
Respiratory rate decreases, Blood Pressure decreases, Galvanic Skin Response increases alpha waves increase, Respiratory rate decreases, Cardiovascular efficiency increases
Respiratory efficiency increases, gastrointestinal function normalizes, Endocrine function normalizes, Excretory functions improve, Musculoskeletal flexibility and joint range of motion increase, Breath-holding time increases, Joint range of motion increase ,Grip strength increases, Eye-hand coordination improves ,Posture improves ,Strength and resiliency increase , Energy level increases ,Weight normalizes, Immunity increases ,Pain decreases ,Steadiness improves ,Depth perception improves ,Balance improves,
Psychological Benefits of Yoga, Mood improves and subjective well-being increases
Self-acceptance and self-actualization increase, Social adjustment increases, Anxiety and Depression decrease, Hostility decreases, Concentration improves, Memory improves
Attention improves, Learning efficiency improves, Mood improves, Self-actualization increase, Social skills increases, Attention improves, Memory improves, Learning efficiency improves, and Symbol coding improves.
Biochemical Benefits of Yoga
HDL cholesterol increases, LDL cholesterol decreases, VLDL cholesterol decreases
Glucose decreases, Sodium decreases, Total cholesterol decreases, Triglycerides decrease, Cholinesterase increases, Catecholamines decrease, ATPase increases
Hematocrit increases, Hemoglobin increases, Total white blood cell count decreases
Thyroxin increases, Vitamin C increases, Total serum protein increases