Many people can achieve good health through the calming practice of yoga, which has helped enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals all over the world. Engaging in the soothing stretches, gentle postures and mindfulness exercises of the program has helped many improve their mindfulness and find inner peace.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, yoga can stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, which lowers the blood pressure and slows the breath. This improves the blood flow to vital organs of the immune, digestive and reproductive systems, allowing the delivery of nutrients that can optimize health.
Yoga's benefits are not limited to physical well-being, as the regimen also has positive mental effects.
"It teaches its practitioners to focus purely on the present, on the now," said instructor Michelle Bridges, quoted by the news source. "Yoga uniquely connects [people's] minds and bodies. It also has the additional benefit of stretching and toning while deep breathing in a calm, meditative state."
Those who engage in yoga may be reaching for their full potential and facilitating the flow of the vital life force Ki.