13 Yoga Benefits Everyone Should Know

13 Yoga Benefits Everyone Should Know
Barkha Sharma
Mar 28, 2019
Updated On Jul 15, 2019 16:19

Do you always feel cranky? Or can’t concentrate on important things? Then, you probably lack a peaceful mind and healthy body. To enjoy life to the fullest, all you need is strength and flexibility. 

Now, you must be thinking how? Is yoga added to your daily routine? Yoga is one of the most powerful modes to stay fit and keep the stress at bay with ease. This ancient science remedy for human body bags a multitude of benefits. 

Let’s Know The Fundamental Benefits Of Yoga-


1- Improves Posture-

If you have a good posture, you’re presumably going to look attractive and gain attention wherever you go. To maintain good posture, practice-

  • Mountain Pose (Tadasana)
  • Cat-Cow Stretch (Chakravakrasana)
  • Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)
  • Eagle Pose (Garudasana)

2- Builds Muscle Strength-

Having strong muscles prevents you from problems like back pain and arthritis. If done with Yoga, balancing it along with flexibility becomes utterly simple. Few effective Yoga Poses for Building Muscle Strength are-

  • Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)
  • Crow Pose (Bakasana)
  • Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)
  • Headstand (Salamba Sirasana)

3- Makes Body Flexible-


Flexibility comes with practice. It might be difficult for you to touch your toes in the first attempt. But with regular practice, you will realize all pains getting vanished. To make your body like that of a snake, try below-mentioned Yoga Asanas-

  • Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana)
  • Child’s Pose (Balasana)
  • Big Toe Pose (Padangusthasana)
  • Fire Log Pose (Agnistambhasana)

4- Protects Spine-

Keeping your spinal disk flexible is crucially important. Providing it with sufficient amount of nutrient will make it work in a perfect manner. Want to know how? Try these yoga asanas-

  • Boat Pose (Paripurna Navasana)
  • Camel Pose (Ustrasana)
  • Chair Pose (Uktasana)
  • Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

5- Guard Joints And Cartilage From The Breakdown-

With every physical practice, your joints reach to their full range of motion. Similar to a sponge, Joint cartilage is soft and needs fresh nutrients to squeeze with ease. To protect them in the best manner, give a try-

  • Crocodile Pose (Makarasana)
  • Meditation Pose (Swastikasana)
  • Standing Head to Knee Pose (Januhastasana)
  • Hero Pose (Virasana)

6- Refines Bone Health-

With sturdy bones, you can avoid the risk of osteoporosis. Lifting your own weight marks a sign of strong bones. To make your bones tough like rock, add into your routine following poses-

  • Seated Twisting Pose (Ardha Matsyendrasana)
  • Extended Side Angle Pose (Utthita Parsvakonasana)
  • Locust Pose (Salabhasana)
  • Tree Pose (Vrikasana)

7- Increases Blood Flow-

Yoga helps in circulating the blood all across your body, particularly your hands and feet. With Yoga, you can enhance the hemoglobin level along with red blood cells. To increase blood flow, try these Yoga Asanas-

  • Leg’s Up Pose (Viparita Karani)
  • Corpse Pose (Shavasana)
  • Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana)
  • Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana)

8- Boosts Immunity-

Stretching and contracting of muscles and coming in and out of yoga postures can help you with increasing immune cells. To help your lymphatic system fight against infection, give these poses a try-

  • Fish Pose (Matsyasana)
  • Big Toe Pose (Padangusthasana)
  • Downward Dog with Block (Adho Mukha Svasana)
  • Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)

9- Drops Blood Pressure-

Bothered with high blood pressure? Yoga can assist you naturally. Let these Yoga Asanas be a part of your exercise regime-

  • Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose (Supta Padangusthasana)
  • Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)
  • Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)
  • Reclining Hero Pose (Supta Virasana)

10- Lowers Blood Sugar-

Diabetic patients have felt a big change in themselves after doing Yoga. With low blood sugar levels, you have all the chance to avoid a heart attack, blindness, and kidney failure. Have a look which poses can help you-

  • Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)
  • Yogic Symbol Pose (Yoga Mudrasana)
  • Wheel Pose (Chakrasana)
  • Grasshopper Pose (Shalabhasana)

11- Keep You Away From Viruses And Allergies-

Can’t get rid of cold and flu? Do they come back to you frequently? You can surely rely on Yoga to keep mucus from building up and removing viruses and pollen from the nose. Poses? Right below-

  • Plow Pose (Halasana)
  • Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana)
  • Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)
  • Alternate Nostril Breathing (Pranayama)

12- Relieves Anxiety-

When anxiety steps in, do you prefer moving towards T.V., alcohol, or food? Why not try Yoga? It can be perfect to help you avoid anxiety without medications and other bad habits. Go ahead to try-

  • Child’s Pose (Balasana)
  • Staff Pose (Dandasana)
  • Cat/ Cow Pose (Marjariasana)
  • Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)

13- Helps You Focus-

Without a strong presence of mind, anything can be ruined in no time. And we know, you definitely not want to confront that! To make yourself more attentive, try these 

Yoga Asanas-

  • Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana)
  • Dancer’s Pose (Natarajasana)
  • Extended Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose (Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana)
  • Side Plank (Vasisthasana)

Yoga is miraculous and it’ll undeniably give you end number of benefits! You might feel the changes taking place slowly, but they are impactful and will help you in the long run.


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