According to Timothy McCall, M.D., yoga has 38 health benefits!
From improved flexibility to better bone health, yoga can do you the world of good. According to yoga expert Timothy McCall, there are 38 health benefits associated with this ancient Indian practice.
Here are three of our favourites from the list:
It makes you happier
“One study found that a consistent yoga practice improved depression and led to a significant increase in serotonin levels and a decrease in the levels of monoamine oxidase (an enzyme that breaks down neurotransmitters) and cortisol.”
It helps you sleep deeper
“Yoga can provide relief from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Restorative asana, yoga nidra (a form of guided relaxation), Savasana, pranayama, and meditation encourage pratyahara, a turning inward of the senses, which provides downtime for the nervous system.”
It eases your pain
“According to several studies, asana, meditation, or a combination of the two, reduced pain in people with arthritis, back pain, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other chronic conditions.”
If you’re unable to catch a yoga class after work, try integrating it into your working day by copying some of Adriene’s moves…