How yoga transforms your body
Transforming Health | 01.29.14
Over 20 million Americans practice yoga, and they spend more than $10 billion a year on yoga-related products and classes.
Why? Yoga is known to reduce stress and boost well-being. But, it also offers unique health benefits that other forms of exercise can't compete with.
- After one class, people who practice yoga experience lower stress, increased flexibility and improved brain function.
- After a few months... better lung capacity, lower blood pressure, relief from chronic back pain.
- And after a year? Stronger bones, healthier weight, and lowered risk for heart disease.
Research on yoga's benefits are still young, but the infographic from Huffington Post below illustrates what we know so far about its potential effects on the body.