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Reasons to Do Yoga

Why Do You Do Yoga?

We have long known the benefits of yoga, and another study confirms once again that the ancient practice is great for stress reduction. One of the other more obvious benefits of yoga is flexibility, but it also increases strength, improves posture, decreases back pain, and improves lung capacity — an unsung benefit of the practice, especially for endurance athletes.

I am wondering what health benefit of yoga motivates you onto the mat?

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Mouzzer Mouzzer 7 years
I began 13 years ago to manage the physical imbalances in my body caused by scoliosis. I continue to practice for so many reasons, some that come to mind is that it centers me on many levels, it helps me to focus, to accept my body and what I cannot change and to explore possibilities within my body that I didn't know was there. Lately, I have been practicing yin yoga much more often and it is helping me release tension and frustrations that I tend to hold in my hips.
pixiedusk pixiedusk 7 years
i want to tho especially my pregnancy to get me back in my old shape... but its expensive to buy mat and video ir be a yoga gym member... sigh!
shulemina shulemina 7 years
I do it because I love it! I love the way I feel after the practice of yoga....
lamicmic lamicmic 7 years
all of the above but, most importantly, doing moksha (hot) yoga helps my body image so much. Since i started doing it i have put on some weight (i needed to!) but all of it is muscle. I am stronger, healthier and more comfortable in my skin than ever before!
inlove23 inlove23 7 years
I love yoga because of the way it makes me feel. I don't do it that often, but I try to a couple times a month. Currently I'm working on learning how to do inverted scorpion!
sourcherries sourcherries 7 years
Stress reduction, flexibility, improved posture. *Note: wish there was a way to select varying numbers of responses. Ctrl doesn't work.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
All of the above. It's relaxing, it stretches me out which makes me feel good, and it's fun. :) I only started doing it recently and want to keep it up.
chequettex chequettex 7 years
I never tried any yoga until a year ago when my friend invited me to Hot Yoga - I love it! It does "all of the above" for me. I just wish I wasn't so busy so I could practice more often.
itsallabouttheg itsallabouttheg 7 years
i've never done yoga. i'm thinking about trying it out, but i don't really know where to start.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I was going to say all of the above! I sleep better since I started yoga (less back pain) and it definitely helps strengthen and tone my muscles. And there's nothing like yoga after a run to stretch those leg muscles.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
All of the above! Also, there is no better way to prevent and rehabilitate running injuries than by doing yoga.
ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
All the above, and especially because its effects enhance and assist me in my other workouts; otherwise, i am not a fan of yoga and actually enjoy pilates more
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